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Rand Paul voices support for Kavanaugh nomination

Rand Paul
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) announced his support Monday for Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's Supreme Court nominee.

Why it matters: The libertarian-leaning Paul was viewed as a potential Republican swing vote, having previously expressed concerns over Kavanaugh's positions on privacy matters, per Politico. In his statement, Paul rationalized his support by asserting the importance of evaluating nominees on "the totality of their views, character and opinion."

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