Pauls will try to find common groundSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 08/01/2012 - 22:44
Pauls will try to find common ground
Backers of father, son hold separate views
By Ralph Z. Hallow-The Washington Times
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky made efforts this week to overcome a split between his father’s supporters and tea party backers in a move that could pay dividends for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign.
Republican strategists say tea partyers and supporters of Mr. Paul and his father, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, will be essential to the coalition they will need to defeat President Obama in November, but the two sides have been at odds over their choices of candidates in state primaries and over who will wield more influence within the Republican Party.
But when Rand Paul this week heaped lavish praise on the tea party, that diverse movement’s leaders said they saw signs of a denouement and a willingness to work together to boost Mr. Romney.