Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulTrump stumps for Louisiana Senate candidate ahead of runoff Giuliani won't serve in Trump administration Will justice in America be Trumped? 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 TrumpMichigan Supreme Court shuts down Stein's recount effort Secret CIA assesment: Russia was attempting to assist Trump Trump closes four companies tied to Saudi Arabia MORE, Ted CruzTed CruzCruz, DeSantis to introduce constitutional amendment on term limits Fiorina to meet with Trump on Monday Trump picks Goldman Sachs chief for top economic adviser: report MORE and Marco RubioMarco RubioWhat Trump's Cabinet picks reveal House passes water bill with Flint aid, drought relief What the 2016 election can tell us about 2018 midterms 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.”