Senate Republican Demint defies his leader to endorse Rand Paul

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Senate Republican Demint defies his leader to endorse Rand Paul

Sen. Jim DeMint, a South Carolina Republican who may have national ambitions, is endorsing Rand Paul for Senate in Kentucky. DeMint announced today that his political action committee, the Senate Conservatives Fund, will be backing Paul in the May 18 primary.

It’s another sign of the strength of the GOP dissident movement: DeMint’s endorsement puts him at odds with his Senate colleague and political boss, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. As we already told you, McConnell is backing Trey Grayson, Kentucky’s secretary of state, for the Senate nomination.

Although they disagree about the Kentucky race, DeMint said of McConnell, “I support him as our leader.”..

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