09/11/2014 11:27 am ET Updated Sep 11, 2014

Rand Paul: ‘I Think I Might Be Pretty Busy Next Summer'

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) may have hinted that he'll be making a presidential run, as he turned down a special invitation to attend Burning Man next summer.

After attending this year's festival, Grover Norquist, the founder of Americans for Tax Reform, chose Paul and a few other Republican politicians for his "dream team" to attend Burning Man, a weeklong countercultural festival in the Nevada desert. Norquist said Paul "would be perfect. I think if he came out here, he'd carry the art vote."

Norquist, however, will have to revamp his dream team, because Paul already has plans next summer.

"Thank you kindly for the invitation, Grover. I'll certainly consider it, but I think I might be pretty busy next summer," Paul told Fusion on Wednesday.

Paul hasn't been silent regarding his consideration of a presidential bid. In March, Paul told "Fox News Sunday," "We're definitely talking about it, my family is talking about it."

"I truly won't make my mind up until after the 2014 elections," Paul said. "But I haven't been shy in saying we're thinking about it."

Paul won the 2016 presidential straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference this year and has visited several major 2016 states, including Iowa and South Carolina.

The other members of Norquist's political dream team were Republicans from California: Reps. Dana Rohrabacher, Kevin McCarthy and Darrell Issa.

Watch Norquist discuss his dream team with Fusion above.



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