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    Rand Paul Mulls Presidential Run

    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., leaves the floor of the Senate after his filibuster of the nomination of John Brennan to be CIA director on Capitol Hill in Washington, early Thursday, March 7, 2013. Senate Democrats pushed Wednesday for speedy confirmation of John Brennan's nomination to be CIA director but ran into a snag after Paul began a lengthy speech over the legality of potential drone strikes on U.S. soil. But Paul stalled the chamber to start what he called a filibuster of Brennan's nomination. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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    Like father, like son. After nearly 13 hours of nonstop filibuster, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul seems to have set his mind of something a little more presidential. In an interview with Politico, the Tea Party Republican said he was “seriously” considering a 2016 run for president. “I think our party needs something new, fresh and different,” he said. “What we’ve been running—nothing against the candidates necessarily—but we have a good, solid niche in all the solidly red states throughout the middle of the country.” Maybe this will inspire his father to finally sit it out a cycle.

    After a triumphant 13-hour filibuster.

    Stuff and nonsense! Watch highlights of the Rand Paul filibuster that still has Washington buzzing.

    Read it at Politico