Did Mitch McConnell Just Endorse Rand Paul For President?


Coming off a landslide Election Day victory, winning his sixth term and an expected appointment as majority leader, Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell is soaking it all in and apparently endorsing fellow Kentucky Senator Rand Paul for president in 2016.

Here is what McConnell told the Lexington Herald-Leader:

“Obviously, I’m a big supporter of Rand Paul. We’ve developed a very tight relationship, and I’m for him,” he said.

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“Whatever he decides to do,” McConnell said. “I don’t think he’s made a final decision on that. But he’ll be able to count on me.”

In addition to throwing his support for Paul, McConnell also told the newspaper how committed he was to help to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating carbon dioxide emissions at coal-burning power plants, especially after he won many of the Kentucky coal-producing counties for the first time ever.

He explained that coal has a future all over the world, but our coal future is being hindered by regulation.

“It makes me very angry, and I’m going to do everything I can to try to stop them,” he added.

Many libertarians and limited-government voters were upset when Paul endorsed McConnell over his Tea Party challenger, but it’s clear that Paul and McConnell have a good relationship. Having McConnell, who is now the Senate majority leader, on his side gives Paul a huge advantage in 2016.

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