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Rand Paul: Showing up is not enough

The Hill reports:

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday warned his GOP colleagues to broaden the party’s appeal – or else – just days ahead of what’s expected to be a successful midterm election for Republicans.

Paul, making a sweep of the Sunday talk shows, insisted that he wouldn’t make a final decision on a 2016 run for the White House until next year.

But in a trio of interviews, he made a persistent case for the rationale behind his would-be bid for the White House. And just days after saying the GOP brand “sucks,” he cautioned Republicans against becoming complacent should they take over the Senate on Tuesday.

“I don’t think what we stand for is bad. I believe in what the Republican Party values,” Paul said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” after traveling to places like the Detroit area and Ferguson, Mo., in recent months.

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