Kentucky Senator Rand Paul endorsed Connie Mack today via conference call. Paul said that he believes Mack is “not afraid to stand up to the establishment”, and cites the defeat of Indiana Senator Dick Lugar as evidence that the Tea Party is still a force – and that the Tea Party should back Mack.
“I think he’s one [representative] to stand up to the establishment. I think he’s one the Tea Party can get behind”
Mack is also making waves of his own today.
The letter said, in part:
“Supporting the Keystone XL pipeline will give Americans what they need – more jobs and increased security. The special interest blockade of the pipeline by President Obama and his liberal allies ends now. After multiple hearings and a new application, we stand ready to fast track the pipeline now.”
Given the momentum from ousting the 36-year Senator from Indiana, and the tough language from Mack, will the Tea Party rally behind the Paul endorsement in Florida?
Audio of Paul’s endorsement: