Elizabeth Colbert Busch http://wfpl.org en Senator Rand Paul Endorses Mark Sanford for Congress http://wfpl.org/post/senator-rand-paul-endorses-mark-sanford-congress <p>U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is endorsing fellow Republican Mark Sanford's bid for the South Carolina's First Congressional District seat.</p><p>The special election is next week and features Sanford, a former governor, in a tight contest against Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, a political newcomer who is the sister of comedian Stephen Colbert.</p><p>Sanford gained national notoriety for having a extra-marital affair while in office, and it was recently reported he was accused of trespassing on his ex-wife's property.</p><p>Despite those controversies Paul says Congress needs strong and consistent voices that will support fiscal responsibility, adding Sanford has a history of sticking up for the taxpayer.</p><p>"What we absolutely cannot afford is someone like his opponent, who will be yet another vote for a return to the Pelosi speakership, for disastrous programs like Obamacare, and for more spending and debt," says Paul. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:30:17 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 5201 at http://wfpl.org Senator Rand Paul Endorses Mark Sanford for Congress