WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Rand Paul for President campaign announced Monday that US House of Representatives Fifth District Rep. Mick Mulvaney has been named its Eastern States Co-Chairman.
The press release states that Mulvaney joins “a growing list of congressional representatives, such as Reps. Raúl Labrador, Cynthia Lummis and Congressman Thomas Massie, in support of Senator Rand Paul for President of the United States in 2016. Sen. Rand Paul is the first Republican presidential candidate of this cycle to receive an endorsement from a member of the South Carolina delegation.”
Mulvaney was elected to the Fifth District seat in November 2010. District 5 includes Union County.
A lifelong resident of South Carolina, Mulvaney, according to the announcement, “attended Georgetown University where he graduated with honors in International Economics, Commerce, and Finance and later attended law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a full academic scholarship. Mulvaney completed his formal education at Harvard Business School’s OPM program in 2006.”
The release further states that Mulvaney “has broad business experience across many fields. After practicing law following graduating law school, he started his own law firm. Later, he ran the family real estate business then started a small home building company. Mulvaney was also a minority shareholder in a restaurant franchise company, and even owned and operated his own restaurant. He has used his educational, professional, and business background to bring a focus on jobs, business, and the economy to his work in Congress. Congressman Mulvaney currently serves on the House Financial Services Committee as well as the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.”
Paul thanked Mulvaney for his support.
“I am honored to have the support of Congressman Mulvaney in my run for the presidency,” Paul said. “Since taking office in 2010, Congressman Mulvaney and I have grown to be personal friends, as we are both staunch defenders of the Bill of Rights. I admire his conservative leadership in the House of Representatives and together, I know we can defeat the Washington Machine by restoring fiscal sanity, the Bill of Rights, and regulatory restraint.”
Mulvaney said he was endorsing Paul because of his advocacy of fiscal conservatism and small government.
“I’m proud to endorse Senator Rand Paul for President,” Mulvaney said. “Rand has proven himself as a conservative outsider unafraid to take on the Washington establishment. I look forward to spending some time with him in South Carolina and working to spread his message of small government and fiscal conservatism. Rand is exactly the kind of leader we need in the White House.”
Paul, a Republican, was elected to the US Senate from Kentucky in 2010 and has held the seat since taking office in 2011. On April 7, 2015, Paul announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. A graduate of Duke University School of Medicine, Paul began practicing opthamology in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in 1993. He is the son of former US Rep. Ron Paul of Texas who has also ran for president.
A supporter of the Tea Party movement, Paul describes himself as a constitutional conservative, who supports term limits, a balanced budget amendment, and the “Read the Bills Act,” as well as widespread reduction of federal spending and taxation. He favors a flat tax rate of 14.5% for individuals and business, and elimination of taxes on inheritance, gifts, capital gains, dividends, and interest.
The announcement states that Paul and Mulvaney will embark on an “endorsement tour” of South Carolina that will include campaign events today (Wednesday) at the following locations:
• Stand with Rand Meet and Greet at 10:30 a.m. at the American Legion, 199 Cherry Road, Rock Hill.
• Students for Rand Rally at 2 p.m. at the University of South Carolina Russell House, 1400 Greene St., Columbia.
• Stand with Rand Meet and Greet at 5 p.m. at RJ Rockers Brewing Company, 226-A West Main St., Spartanburg.
US Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) is seeking the Republican presidential nomination and has been endorsed by US House of Representatives Fifth District Rep. Mick Mulvaney. Paul has named Mulvaney the Eastern States Co-Chairman of his presidential campaign.