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Rubio on Rand Paul: 'real believer in what he stands for'

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February

Rand Paul is out of the race for president.

Marco Rubio: "Rand is someone I disagree with on a lot of issues, but as I said the other night at the debate, he actually believes strongly in what he stands for and I respect that. He is a true believer on issues of limited government and the liberty issues, and I respect him for that. I thought he ran a good race and obviously he is going to run for re-election to the Senate, and we wish him well in that endeavor.

"We would love to have everybody's support, and obviously, we will work hard to earn the support of some of the people that were helping him. As I said, we have had some policy disagreements on foreign policy. But by and large, one thing I respect about Rand is that he is a true and real believer in what he stands for. The liberty movement needs to be a part of the conservative Republican coalition, so we would welcome them in as part of unifying this party, absolutely."

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 11:30am]

    

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