J.C. Watts Endorses Rand Paul for President

J.C. Watts, a former Oklahoma congressman, is expected to be on hand when Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky announces his campaign for president next week.  Bill Haber/Associated Press
J.C. Watts, a former Oklahoma congressman, is expected to be on hand when Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky announces his campaign for president next week. Bill Haber/Associated Press

When Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky kicks off his campaign for president on Tuesday, one of the people who will endorse him and share the stage is former Representative J.C. Watts, one of the few black Republicans to have served in Congress.

Mr. Watts is expected to be a vocal surrogate for Mr. Paul, who has made clear he is trying to show he can broaden the Republican Party’s base to newer voters.

“Senator Paul has shown what I have always believed, a leader can be a strong economic and social conservative and yet be concerned about the least of these,” Mr. Watts, who retired from Congress in January 2003, said in a statement.

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Source: The New York Times |

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