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Kentucky: Tell the Governor and State Lawmakers to Change Election Law, Let Rand Run!

Kentucky election law currently prohibits U.S. Senator Rand Paul from seeking Presidential Office in the coming general election -- something that he has hinted at -- as he has already committed to run for re-election as a U.S. Senator.

Kentucky election law prohibits any individual from having his name appear on the ballot more than once, except "if he is a candidate for a primary or a regular election and also a candidate to fill a vacancy in the same office required to be filled at a special election." (See: KRS 118.405.

To date, this statute has been interpreted to prohibit U.S. Senator Rand Paul from seeking Presidential Office in the coming general election - something that he has hinted at doing - as he has already committed to run for re-election as a U.S. Senator. 

Kentucky Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer says this interpretation is wrong as Kentucky election law is unable to influence federal elections.

On March 18, the Kentucky Senate passed Thayer's bill -- this means the legislation's future is in the hands of the Kentucky House and Governor.

If enough grassroots activists mobilize, there's hope we can help turn tables in Kentucky and get this bill passed!

Take Action! Sign the petition if you believe the Kentucky Legislature and Governor should clarify election law and allow Rand Paul to run for Senate and President in 2016! Also, click here to fax the Kentucky Government!

For Kentucky residents: Sign the petition and also send a free message to your State Representative on this issue! Also, send faxes here!

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Aug 16th, 2013
Robert S. from Elgin, IL signed.
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Stuart S. from Point Reyes Station, CA writes:
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Let him run. Change the law.
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Geoffrey W G. from Phoenix, AZ signed.
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Charles C. from Clayton, NJ writes:
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Let him run!
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Conor M. from Downey, CA signed.
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jack b. from Nashville, TN writes:
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give PAUL a shot to help us as president. Keep him on as senator if he doesn't make it.
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GLENDA H. from West Monroe, LA writes:
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Being born before WWII I don't have to rely upon diluted, slanted hearsay since I lived thru the history being made following the Great Depression. Our history recordings of the founding and establishment of our exemplary Declaration of Independence, the remarkable Preamble to our Constitution, and the Constitution itself are accurate in their original forms. Few people today seem to know that our schools were established solely for one reason....to teach the citizens how to read so they could have the ability and freedom to read the Bible. This was deemed to be extremely important as the values and principles upon which our unique nation was based were rooted in the Bible. The Great and Awesome Ten Commandments came from this source. Can you imagine what an extraodinary nation would evolve if EACH and EVERYBODY chose to live by the Ten Commandments? No one would kill anyone, nor lie about anyone, nor steal from anyone, nor be jealous of anyone, nor cheat behind their spouse's back, and would be respectful to their parents. The remaining 5 involve the response to our Creator. The Constitution DOES NOT set up or create a particular religion but DOES guard against the infringement upon one's religion including that upon which our nation's Bill of Rights and our Constitution were founded. WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO ACKNOWLEDGE OUR GOD IN PRIVATE AND IN PUBLIC. WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO SPEAK TO HIM (PRAY) IN PRIVATE AND IN PUBLIC. We DON"T chose to FORCE Him on anyone. We DO share our faith WITHOUT intimidation. I remember the year we added the words "under God" to our Pledge of Allegiance, and I had to learn to get use to including them, and happily so. We said the Pledge of Allegiance every morning in school and sang the National Anthem. I dare to say I wonder if most students can recite the pledge or sing the anthem today. If so, no wonder that respect for our nation is waning. And it's not their fault...it's ours -- seniors, middle, and young. Ever wonder why the god's name of other nations never upset or offend people? They can honor and publicly pray to their god here in our country, but we can't pray to the one true God, the God who created the Universe? Do you think it may be because there is a small voice deep down inside of them witnessing to them telling them that God who created them loves them enough to send His Son to the Cross for their salvation??? We have been admired and respected by many nations from our establishment and envied by all others. WHY would we desire to become more like one of them? God has made all the difference, and as our honor and respect for Him dwindles, so will our greatness and uniqueness and ability to financially help other nations. May God help us to see the dire circumstances into which we are leading our nation. God Bless America by opening our eyes!!!! And, God, please do it quickly before it's too late!! Amen
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Bryn S. from Alpha, IL signed.
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Mark S. from Saint Louis, MO writes:
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We are in a "last chance to get it right" scenario. If we can't get an honest, conservative majority in the senate and/or executive office, I believe this country, as the last bastion of freedom, will be lost.
Aug 16th, 2013
Sharon F. from Ethridge, TN signed.
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Guy C. from Eastport, NY signed.
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Jerry H. from Manteca, CA writes:
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As a conservative American in California, I strongly recommend the Kentucky legislature immediately pass a law allowing Rand Paul to run for president of the US and US senate simultaneously. His conservative position is the only way we can solve our complex problems and begin to save & rebuild America for all of us. Liberalism is a failure and must be defeated or this great country and freedom will be lost.
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Martha E. from Lone Oak, TX writes:
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We need a good strong candadiate to run against who ever the democrats put up and I believe Rand Paul fits the bill. God help us all if it is Hillary Clinton!
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Andrew P. from Tallahassee, FL writes:
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I might not necessarily support him for President (yet anyway), but I think he should have the opportunity to run if possible.
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Susan N. from Scottsbluff, NE signed.