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Rand Paul: Working to Grow the GOP

Friday, 20 Sep 2013 12:22 AM

By Greg Richter

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Rand Paul won't say whether he plans to run for president in 2016, but he is working to make the Republican Party bigger and more inclusive.

Appearing on Fox News Channel's "Hannity" on Thursday, the Republican senator from Kentucky said he has been talking about the unfairness of mandatory minimum sentences, which disproportionately affect African Americans.

"I'm working very hard to make sure our party's bigger and more inclusive," Paul told host Sean Hannity, saying he wants blacks and Latinos to know they are welcome in the party.

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Once the GOP becomes more inclusive it will win nationally, he said. And whether the next Republican presidential nominee is him or someone else, "right now I just want to work on making the party bigger."

The GOP will always be a coalition of social conservatives and moderates, Paul said, but added he would like to see more voices arguing for a less aggressive foreign policy.

"Reagan believed in a strong national defense, and I absolutely agree with him," Paul said. "However, Reagan wasn't a big fan of being involved everywhere, and there are many times he acknowledged that really there were civil wars around the world that really didn't make sense for us. And I actually think Reagan would agree with me and others that Syria is a mistake."



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