U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is on an endorsement streak today. After announcing his backing for Kerry Bentivolio for 11th District Congressional seat, we learn he’s also backing Clark Durant for U.S. Senate. Durant faces former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra and former Grand Rapids judge Randy Hekman in the GOP primary Aug. 7. The winner will challenge U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow in November.
Paul’s statement on Durant:
“Clark Durant is running as a ‘Rebel With a Cause’ to challenge the tax and spend, establishment culture in Washington D.C. We need leaders like Clark who will not just go with the flow. We need creative problem solvers who will get our government back to its constitutional roots. It is important to send someone who will defend liberty and promote solutions to our fiscal mess.”
“Clark’s race bears many similarities to the campaigns of Richard Mourdock in Indiana and Deb Fischer in Nebraska. Clark is being hammered by establishment career politicians, on both sides of the aisle, because he is surging and is well-positioned to pull of an upset win the primary AND general elections. I am proud to stand with Clark, and urge conservatives to join me in supporting his campaign.”