Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Ky. lawmaker won't seek change in ballot law again

A Republican lawmaker says he won't sponsor another bill seeking to change the Kentucky's ballot law barring candidates from appearing for more than one office in the same election.

Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer sponsored a bill during the last legislative session aimed at ensuring U.S. Sen. Rand Paul can appear twice on Kentucky's ballot if he runs for president. Paul has already announced that he will seek another Senate term in 2016.

Thayer said Paul told him not to bother with the legislation after Democrats held onto the House in last month's election.

Paul adviser Doug Stafford says Paul is weighing his options.

Some possibilities include a court challenge, asking the state GOP to change its rules and trying to move the primary date.