Rand Paul Endorses Mitch McConnell in 2014 Senate Race, Won't Back Tea Party ChallengeSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 19:32
Patrick Howley | March 27, 2013 | Daily Caller
The Daily Caller has learned that Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul is endorsing Sen. Mitch McConnell for re-election in 2014, ending speculation that Paul would back a tea party challenge to the Senate minority leader.
“Rand Paul has endorsed McConnell,” Jesse Benton, McConnell’s 2014 campaign manager, told The Daily Caller.
Benton, who has worked for both Rand Paul and his father, former Texas Rep. Ron Paul, is credited by insiders with brokering Paul’s support for McConnell.