02/14/2014 11:59 am ET

Rand Paul: GOP Needs 'Transformation' To Become 'A New Republican Party'

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) had some prescriptions for the Republican Party in an interview with Glenn Beck on The Blaze that aired Thursday.

Though Paul insisted that it is "too early" for him to make a decision about whether to run for president in 2016, he did have suggestions for how his party could evolve to be more responsive to a changing electorate.

“I think Republicans will not win again in my lifetime for the presidency unless they become a new GOP, a new Republican Party,” Paul told Beck. “And it has to be a transformation. Not just a little tweaking at the edges.”

Later in the interview, Paul said that he could be the one to push the GOP in the direction he wants it to move.

"There is a struggle going on within the Republican Party," he told Beck. "I will struggle to make the Republican Party a different party, a bigger party, a more diverse party and a party that can win national elections again."

He also mentioned that the GOP has to have "a better message and a better presentation" when talking to African-American and Latino communities.

Paul, who is frequently mentioned as a potential 2016 candidate, has previously discussed how the Republican Party needs to reach out more effectively to younger voters.



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