Rand Paul Endorses Romney, Says Father Was First Pick

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) talks with reporters after he voted against a continuing resolution for the federal budget in the U.S. Captiol March 2, 2011 in Washington, DC
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Well, you know, my first choice had always been my father,” Kentucky Senator and tea party favorite Rand Paul said of his father Ron Thursday night on Hannity. “He is still my first pick. But now that the nominating process is over, tonight, I am happy to announce I am supporting Governor Romney.” Rand’s second pick welcomed the endorsement with a very tea party message. “Senator Paul has been a leading voice in the effort to scale back the size and reach of government and promote liberty,” Romney said, adding that he was honored. Father’s Day could get awkward.

Rand Paul Endorses Romney