FEC: Rand Paul has not filed to run for president

Senator Rand Paul
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Senator Rand Paul

Contrary to earlier reports, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has not filed to run for president in 2016, a Federal Election Commission spokesman told CNBC.

The FEC webpage widely cited by media outlets, including CNBC, was an old ID page created in 2013 after a Super PAC filed an independent report saying was supporting Paul for a 2016 bid, the spokesman said.

The page did not give any indication of when it had been created, though it said it was for the 2016 election year for a Paul run for president.

The FEC said it maintains an official list of those who have filed to run for president in 2016, and Paul was not on the list.