Ron Paul: Rand will likely run in 2016

Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) said Monday his son will probably run for president in 2016 — judging by the hints he has been leaving.

"I think he probably will. I mean, he's been on TV hinting that he very well might," Paul told CNN about his son, Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulOvernight Defense — Presented by Boeing — Pence says Turkey agrees to ceasefire | Senators vow to move forward with Turkey sanctions | Mulvaney walks back comments tying Ukraine aid to 2016 probe On The Money: Senate fails to override Trump veto over border emergency | Trump resort to host G-7 next year | Senators to push Turkey sanctions despite ceasefire | McConnell tees up funding votes Top Foreign Relations senators introduce Turkey sanctions bill MORE (Ky.).

The freshman senator has said he is seriously considering a run, and has been leaving hints of his intentions. But he told a local Kentucky news outlet on Monday that his candidacy was no “slam dunk.”

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Ron Paul, who has run for president twice before, said his son is handling himself quite well and he could actually pull off a victory.

"I kiddingly say that advice I give him [is] he better be very careful; he's doing well, he might get elected, and that's a great burden and a major responsibility," Paul said.

Rand Paul’s mother has previously said her son’s candidacy “feels real.”

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