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Senator Rand Paul Endorses Mark Sanford for Congress

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is endorsing fellow Republican Mark Sanford's bid for the South Carolina's First Congressional District seat.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.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.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."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.In a separate statement, Sanford praised Paul, a potential 2016 presidential contender, as an "incredible advocate" for fiscal responsibility.Paul's support comes a day after thosepersonal indiscretions were brought up during a debate between Sanford and Colbert Busch.Political observers say the debate favored Colbert Busch.