US Rep. Mulvaney backing Paul’s GOP presidential bid

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney says he’s supporting Rand Paul’s bid for president.

The South Carolina congressman told The Associated Press on Monday that he’s backing Paul because he believes voters will embrace a Republican candidate who breaks with the party’s establishment and supports less government involvement in their lives.

Mulvaney says he’s not discouraged by Paul’s low-single-digit poll numbers. The third-term congressman said he believes the U.S. senator from Kentucky has a campaign strategy in many early voting states that will serve him well in the long haul.

Mulvaney and Paul are slated to make several stops together in early voting South Carolina this week.

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