Rand Paul

Rand Paul Fuels 2016 Presidential Run Speculation

Traveling to Israel this week


Most senators trigger speculation about a possible presidential campaign by scheduling visits to Iowa or New Hampshire. Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul is attracting questions about his 2016 intentions by traveling to Israel this week.

Paul is scheduled to meet Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres, the Jerusalem Post reported Thursday. The meetings coincide with the senator's 50th birthday.