BOW, N.H. -- Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul dropped out of the Republican presidential race Wednesday while one of his rivals, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, was in the middle of a New Hampshire town hall.
Afterward, Rubio said he’d "love" to get Paul’s support –- but it didn’t sound like he was counting on it, given how much the two men diverge on foreign policy and aspects of criminal-justice reform. Paul is far more libertarian.
“Rand is someone I disagree with on a lot of issues, but as I said earlier, in the debate, he actually believes strongly in what he stands for, and I respect that,” Rubio said. "I thought he ran a good race."
“The liberty movement needs to be a part of the larger Republican coalition.”