7:15am

Thu August 11, 2011
All Politics are Local

Paul Duo Hit Iowa

Taking a road trip to Iowa, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., joined his father, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Tx., on the presidential campaign trail Wednesday to enliven supporters leading up to the August 13 straw poll. Congressman Paul is making his third attempt at the presidency, but this is the first time his Sen. Paul has joined his father on the 2012 election bid. The father and son congressional duo spoke to a crowd of about 50 people during a meet and greet in the city of Waterloo, where Kentucky’s junior Senator told the audience that both parties need to compromise to bring government spending down.

“Democrats have to admit that entitlements and welfare need to be reformed,” Sen. Paul said.  “Social spending needs to go down and Republicans need to admit that military spending needs to go down. They say the tea party won’t compromise—we will compromise.”

Oh, and the rest of the Paul family is coming too. Almost three dozen of them. Read more… 

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