Paul, who is openly considering a presidential bid that same year, told the Herald-Leader in an interview Monday that while he was still “four to six months” away from making a decision about a White House run, “the one thing we’ve decided is that I’m definitely running for re-election.”

“We still have great problems that confront us, and I think there needs to be a voice for fiscal sanity — looking at spending across the board and saying, ‘We’ve got to look at all facets of government in order to control spending, or we don’t at our own peril,'” Paul said…

“I think that there’s unfinished business in the sense that I ran for office because I was frustrated that the country was accumulating so much debt and that I was worried that it was not only a drag on the economy but ultimately I think a threat to the country,” Paul said. “I’ve been here for four years in the minority party, and I think the Democrats have continued to make it worse. We still borrow a million dollars a minute.”