Rand Paul has made it no secret that he wants to run for president.

He’s been the most active potential candidate on the trail in the past two years, and his political team has already installed a baseline campaign operation.

But he faces a rare challenge. The first-term senator from Kentucky wants to keep his day job as a U.S. senator—a gig that’s up for re-election in 2016—while simultaneously making a run at the White House.

Unfortunately for him, Kentucky law prohibits candidates from appearing on the same ballot twice. So Paul and his allies have devised a plan that would help him circumvent that electoral barrier.

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