FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Republican tidal wave that swept Democrats out of office nationwide didn't solve U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's potential quandary in Kentucky.
The tea party favorite could become entangled in a state election law if he runs for president and another Senate term in 2016.
Legislation aimed at tweaking the once-obscure law to ensure Paul could appear on Kentucky's ballot for both offices simultaneously easily passed the GOP-led Kentucky Senate this year. But the measure died across the Capitol in the House, where Democrats are in charge.
Democrats hung on to their House majority despite a strong GOP challenge in this month's election.
That leaves the first-term senator and his supporters looking for other potential options.