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Rand commits to McConnell as Ky. Senate candidates spar over issues

Kentucky GOP Senate nominee Rand Paul said Sunday he would support Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) if he is elected next month.

In a nationally televized debate on "Fox News Sunday" with his Democratic opponent Jack Conway, Paul committed to backing his Kentucky colleague as leader after wavering on the issue since winning his party's nomination.

"Yes, I think Mitch McConnell will be the leader again and hopefully the majority leader this time around," he told host Chris Wallace. After Wallace pressed him on whether that means he will vote for McConnell, Paul responded, "Yes, yes."