Rand Paul not bothered by comment on presidential race

AP News
Posted: Oct 02, 2015 3:50 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he isn't bothered that the Republican candidate for governor in his home state says he would vote for one of Paul's rivals in the 2016 presidential race. And he doesn't think the comment undermines his White House campaign.

Paul said in a phone interview Friday he fully supports Matt Bevin's campaign for governor in Kentucky. He says he was not bothered by Bevin's comment that he would vote for Ben Carson for president. Bevin made the remark during a radio debate this week.

Bevin later clarified his statement on Twitter, saying he was not endorsing Carson or anyone for president.

Paul said Friday his main concern is electing a Republican governor. He said: "It's really more about me supporting him than me asking him to support me."