CALIFORNIA
Check out the new California section

Topics

Elizabeth Emken
Sen. Rand Paul endorses Igor Birman in three-way GOP House challenge
Sen. Rand Paul endorses Igor Birman in three-way GOP House challenge

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday endorsed attorney Igor Birman, one of three Republican challengers hoping to take on the freshman Democratic congressman representing a Sacramento-area district. Paul's endorsement should help Birman's efforts to portray himself as the most conservative of the GOP challengers to Rep. Ami Bera (D-Elk Grove). And it brings  more national attention to the race because Paul is being discussed as a likely presidential contender in 2016. Several Birman supporters, wearing T-shirts touting their candidate, attended a Paul speech last week in Berkeley. Birman, a former top aide to Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Granite Bay), already has sewn up...

Loading