Rand Paul Endorses Denny Rehberg in Montana Senate Race

Leah Barkoukis

11/5/2012 5:09:00 PM - Leah Barkoukis

Over the weekend Sen. Rand Paul endorsed GOP Rep. Denny Rehberg in his bid against Democratic Sen. Jon Tester for Montana’s Senate seat. The race is a dead heat, although a Mason-Dixon poll on Sunday showed the Republican challenger up, 49-45.

"America is at a crossroads," Rand Paul said today. "That's why I, along with my father, Ron Paul, have endorsed Denny Rehberg for Senate. Because we know that if you help Denny defeat liberal Senator Jon Tester, Harry Reid and his liberal allies will no longer control the Senate."

Senator Paul continued,"Denny Rehberg will vote to audit the fed. Denny Rehberg will help me eliminate wasteful foreign aid spending, repeal Obamacare, and prevent trillion-dollar deficits... I support Denny Rehberg and encourage you to do the same, because a vote for anyone other than Denny Rehberg is a vote to keep Harry Reid and his liberal allies in control of the U.S. Senate."

Paul’s statement that “a vote for anyone other than Denny Rehberg is a vote to keep Harry Reid and his liberal allies in control of the U.S. Senate” is crucially important in this race. Leftists have recently been propping up a third-party spoiler, Libertarian candidate Dan Cox, hoping to siphon off conservative votes from Rehberg. These endorsements could help the Republican challenger keep the libertarian vote.

"I'm honored to have the endorsement of Ron and Rand Paul," said Denny Rehberg. "Dr. Paul and I have long worked together on Audit the Fed legislation, which we were able to pass through the House this year, and I look forward to working with Rand in the Senate to advance a pro-growth, pro-liberty agenda that will get our country back on track."