Paul's endorsement should help Birman's efforts to portray himself as the most conservative of the
Several Birman supporters, wearing T-shirts touting their candidate, attended a Paul speech last week in Berkeley.
Birman, a former top aide to Rep.
Other Republicans in the race for California's 7th Congressional District seat are former Rep.
That was the year that Bera defeated GOP Rep. Dan Lungren in a district where registration is nearly evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats, with almost one-fifth of voters unaffiliated with any party.
The GOP has set its sights on recapturing the seat this year; Democrats say they are determined to defend it.