Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulRand Paul to teach a course on dystopias in George Washington University Destructive 'fat cat' tax law a complete flop. It's time to repeal it. Trump must take action in Macedonia to fix damage done by Obama and Clinton MORE (R-Ky.) says he will not endorse a candidate in the GOP presidential nomination race.
Paul, who ended his own presidential campaign last month, said he will keep his preference private, and noted that his home state is up for grabs between Donald TrumpDonald TrumpSeven key players for Trump on immigration Spicer: Media coverage of Trump has not been fair Kasich finds it hard to rule out 2020 MORE, Ted CruzTed CruzKasich finds it hard to rule out 2020 Trump in campaign mode at NRA convention Trump’s hands are tied on 9th Circuit MORE and Marco RubioMarco RubioLongtime GOP incumbent will not seek reelection Overnight Defense: Commander calls North Korea crisis 'worst' he's seen | Trump signs VA order | Dems push Trump to fill national security posts What’s with Trump’s spelling mistakes? MORE.
“It hasn’t been polled very much. So I think it’s very uncertain who’s going to win,” he told CNN on Saturday. “I’m not going to endorse anybody in the race.”
“I’ll probably keep that private,” he added when asked whom he vote for.
Paul convinced party leaders to switch Kentucky from a primary to a caucus state so he could run for president and Senate simultaneously this year.
Paul repeatedly clashed with Rubio during the campaign over foreign policy. Paul argued that the United States had overextended its military in the past decade, while Rubio positioned himself as one of the more hawkish candidates.
Paul also battled with Cruz over libertarian voters. Tensions built between the two campaigns as Cruz swiped activists who had supported Paul’s father Ron Paul’s past presidential campaigns.
In January, Paul said the prospect of front-runner Trump becoming the party’s nominee was more worrisome because of his broad view of executive authority.
“I do worry a little bit more about Donald Trump,” he said at the time. “The main reason I do is that I believe he wants more power to come to him and ‘he’ll take care of us all’ if we just give him more power, but I’m from a limited government tradition.”