Rand Paul: GOP Needs to Attract More Voters in Big Cities

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Monday, 21 Jul 2014 08:04 PM

By Greg Richter

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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is to speak to the National Urban League convention in Cincinnati on Friday, and says his fellow Republicans have to reach out to the big cities if they expect to be a national party.

Appearing Monday on Fox News Channel's "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren," Paul said the GOP must have a "policy prescription to how we're going to . . . diminish and lessen poverty."

"If you look at that red-blue map across the United States, we win every rural county in America, and we lose every big city," Paul said.

Big cities' biggest problems are poverty, unemployment and violence, he said. Poverty and unemployment spark the violence, he said, so he wants to share Republican solutions for cities, which include dramatically cutting taxes to spark economic activity.

"I have a plan for bailing out Detroit: $1.3 billion," Paul said. "Not from Atlanta, not from Houston. But just by leaving money in Detroit that never gets sent to Washington, letting their own money help bail themselves out."

Paul speaks on Friday morning. Vice President Joe Biden speaks on Thursday morning. Other speakers, according to Cincinnati.com, include Kentucky's Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear; Walmart's Bill Simon; and the Rev. Al Sharpton, founder of the National Action Network and an MSNBC host.

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