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Congress Won't See Third Paul

Ending all speculation, the son of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Tx., and brother of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., ruled out a run for a soon-to-be-vacated Senate seat.Texas physician Robert Paul told students at the University of North Texas last week that he isn't interested in running for public office—yet.From Politico:“I think the biggest thing I have that’s similar to my dad is that I’m honest,” he said. “I’m never going to say I won’t ever run for office, but I think running for Senate probably is not going to happen this time.” He added: “I think about it all the time. That doesn’t mean I have plans to do it.”

Last week, though, Paul was singing a slightly different tune, telling the Star-Telegram that he was “very happy as a physician” but has “a lot of interest in the debt” and suggesting that he might run.

There already are more than half a dozen Republicans who have declared that they’re running for Hutchison’s seat. Some already have raised substantial amounts of money and, unlike Paul, have held other elected offices.

Drats!Myhopes for a reality television program featuring the Paul family's adventures in Washington  still has a chance though. Cross your fingers.