Rand Paul Endorses Evan Feinberg
The announcement was made Tuesday.
Feinberg, a candidate for United States Congress in the district in which Sen. Paul was born—the 18th District of Pennsylvania—recently served as Sen. Paul’s staff director on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
Sen. Paul made the following statement in support of Feinberg’s candidacy:
“I am proud to endorse Evan Feinberg for Congress. He is a tireless advocate for limited government and individual liberty. During his time in my office, I learned from personal experience that Evan has the skills, experience and philosophy necessary to help fix what’s wrong with our country.
“I was born in western Pennsylvania and still have family in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. I am convinced the people of western Pennsylvania want a constitutional conservative and, when given the choice, will reject a career politician. Electing career politicians has been a primary reason for increased bureaucracy, entitlement expansions, bailouts of private industries and the promotion of job-killing power grabs like ‘card check.’
“The people of Pennsylvania still feel the sting of Arlen Specter's politics, the type of big-government, Republican-in-name-only politicians that have led our country to the precipice of fiscal ruin. They ran up our debt. They grew an out-of-control federal government. They took more and more of our liberty.
“The only way to get our fiscal house in order and restore the American dream is to replace self-interested politicians with candidates who will fight for principle and will put the next generation before the next election.”
Sen. Paul is the son of 2012 Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul.
Feinberg will face U.S. Rep Tim Murphy in the Republican primary in April. The winner will face Washington County Commissioner Larry Maggi, who is running as a Democrat, in the November general election.