Paul picked a side in a top Senate primary. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., offered an endorsement on Wednesday to a tea party activist running for the GOP Senate nomination in North Carolina — a top pickup opportunity for Republicans.
Physician Greg Brannon, one of several Republicans vying to take on Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan, touted the endorsement from the conservative senator and potential presidential contender as a momentum boost for the campaign. The campaign’s announcement referred to Brannon as “an anti-establishment candidate … who will oppose the Big Government, big spending status quo in both parties.”
In a statement, Paul called Brannon “a true constitutional conservative who will join me in fighting against business as usual in Washington.” Full story