Paul: ‘I can beat the president’ at bowling
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Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulPompeo lacks votes for positive vote on panel CIA declassifies memo on nominee's handling of interrogation tapes Overnight Defense: House to begin work on defense policy bill | Panel to vote Monday on Pompeo | Trump to deliver Naval Academy commencement speech | Trump appeals decision blocking suspected combatant's transfer MORE admits he’s not a “great” bowler, but the Kentucky Republican tells ITK he thinks he could beat President Obama.

Paul recently told us that the soccer trainer for one of his sons also serves as a bowling coach. The Paul family can often be found hitting the lanes, sans the lawmaker’s spouse, Kelley. 

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“My wife’s not much for the bowling alley,” he says.

When we inquired how Paul would rate his bowling game, he replied, “I think I can beat the president. You remember the stories about him bowling?”

During a campaign stop in Pennsylvania in 2008, then-Sen. Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaUS set to admit fewest refugees in decades: report NRATV host says Obama owes Parkland students an apology over shooting Paltry wage gains, rising deficits two key tax reform concerns MORE (D-Ill.) bowled a ridicule-worthy 37 over 7 frames. Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGeorge HW Bush wears 'book socks' to Barbara Bush's funeral to honor her passion for literacy Obamas, Clintons to attend funeral of Barbara Bush Hillary Clinton to fundraise in DC for public charter high school MORE, vying for the top spot on the Democratic ticket at the time, quipped during an April Fools' Day press conference that she was challenging Obama to a “bowl-off” and would even “spot him two frames.” 

“He wasn’t the best of bowlers,” Paul said of the commander in chief, with a slight chuckle.

“Nah, I’m average,” Paul, 51, added upon further reflection of his own bowling alley prowess. “Good enough to not be bad, but not good enough to be great.”

Paul is considering running for president in 2016.