Guthrie Talks about Possible Run for U.S. Senate in 2016

By Michael Gossum | 

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Kentucky stopped in Bowling Green this afternoon to talk about several things with a group of girl scouts.

While he wasn't with many voters today, he's a name that comes up a lot as someone who will run for a higher office.

Monday afternoon, WBKO asked him if he plans to run for Sen. Rand Paul's seat, if Paul runs for president.

"If Sen. Paul decides to run for President, which I hope that he does, that's something I would obviously have to consider. Can I make better contributions in the senate than where I am moving up in seniority in the House and make that decision. One, can I win? If I win, can I be effective for the people of Kentucky and this country? That's really my decision," said U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie.

He also discussed increasing the minimum wage.

Guthrie said he's working on a bill that's stuck in a senate that provides work force incentive programs.

"We need to start marrying the skills available with the jobs available and put these people to work who are showing up for work already in the right job with the right skills," said Guthrie.

He said he's open to the topic and wants to see people who work get the right wage.

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