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Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks during the 38th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington February 10, 2011. The CPAC is a project of the American Conservative Union Foundation.  REUTERS/Joshua Roberts    (UNITED STATES - Tags:
Rand Paul, who recently explained his primary endorsement of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell with these words ...
"Uhh, because he asked me," Paul said. "He asked me when there was nobody else in the race. And I said yes."
... now has a slightly better argument on McConnell's behalf:
"It's not like we're talking about Arlen Specter here," said Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), in an interview with The Washington Post. "Senator McConnell has a longstanding conservative record and for an opponent to beat him, they'll have to prove somehow that he's not a conservative."
Hey, I didn't say it was a great argument. But it is a tiny bit better. And while not being Arlen Specter might be enough to win a Republican primary in Kentucky, I wouldn't bet on it being enough to win a general election in November, and I bet Rand Paul doesn't either. In fact, he's probably as excited about the prospect of becoming Kentucky's senior senator as the rest of us are.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Sat Mar 01, 2014 at 02:00 PM PST.

Also republished by My Old Kentucky Kos.

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