Robert Paul, the son of Rep. Ron Paul (above), has expressed interest in running for the Senate.
Another member of the Paul clan is looking to join the family business: Robert Paul, son of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), has expressed interest in joining his brother, Rand Paul (R-Ky.), in the Senate.
Robert Paul, a Texas doctor, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that he’s looking at running for retiring GOP Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s seat.
“I have thought about running,” he told the Star-Telegram. “I am very happy as a physician, but [I] have a lot of concern about the debt.”
If Robert Paul jumps into the race, he will have company. The Republican field is already crowded, and additional candidates are expected to announce bids.
Former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, former state Solicitor General Ted Cruz and former Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams have filed to run for the seat. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has expressed interest in running but has not formally entered the race. Many local Republicans think he would instantly be the frontrunner if he decides to run.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., takes a selfie with his cut-out head during the Hoops for Youth 16th annual charity basketball game held at George Washington University's Smith Center, September 8, 2014. The members of Congress team beat the lobbyist team 46-40. Buy photo here.