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Rand Paul: Having Lindsey Graham in 2016 GOP Field ‘Probably Good for Conservatives’

On Monday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) reacted to the entry of former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) and others into the 2016 Republican presidential contest.

At the end of Paul’s appearance, host Sean Hannity brought up Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) candidacy and questioned his motives.

“You know, it’s interesting – Lindsey Graham is getting into the race,” Hannity said. “And I don’t think he has a very big chance of winning. He’s not really showing up in the polls in any big way. Why do I suspect he might be getting in this race to cause a little trouble in South Carolina? Have you thought about that?”

Paul said it is not necessarily be a bad thing to have Graham in the contest for the conservative candidates.

“You know, you never know,” Paul replied. “But I think that if Lindsey Graham splits the moderate vote with Bush, that maybe a conservative could win South Carolina – so actually I think having another moderate like Lindsey Graham in the race is actually probably good for conservatives.”

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