July 15, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Kentucky Senate GOP nominee Rand Paul is floating the idea of forming a “tea party caucus” if he is elected.
In an interview with National Review, Paul said that if elected he would like to partner with other tea party-friendly senators to provide a block of representation for the loose affiliation of grass-roots conservative groups.
“I think I will be part of a nucleus with [Sens.] Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), who are unafraid to stand up,” Paul said. “If we get another loud voice in there, like Mike Lee from Utah or Sharron Angle from Nevada, there will be a new nucleus.”
If able to put together such a coalition, Paul said the group would fight for “term limits, a balanced-budget amendment, having bills point to where they are enumerated in the Constitution — those issues resonate with the tea party.”