Rand Paul Endorses Mark Sanford

Sen. Rand Paul has endorsed former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) in the state’s special congressional election, USA Today reported on Tuesday.

“More than anything, Washington needs strong and consistent voices for fiscal responsibility and liberty,” Paul said in a statement. “Mark has proven during his time in office that watching out for taxpayers and holding the line on spending are his top priorities.”

The tea party group FreedomWorks on Tuesday also endorsed Sanford. And according to USA Today, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), Rand’s father, endorsed the former governor last week. 

Sanford and his opponent, Elizabeth Colbert Busch, met for a debate on Tuesday, which got personal when Colbert Busch called out Sanford for his 2009 affair.

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