The Washington Times - August 22, 2013, 09:08AM

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may not be getting together for beers any time soon, but the two sparring Republicans agree on at least one thing: Steve Lonegan should be the next member of the U.S. Senate.

Mr. Christie endorsed Mr. Lonegan earlier this week, and on Thursday, Mr. Paul told the National Review he may do the same.

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“We’re considering trying to help him out,” Mr. Paul said. “In all likelihood, we’ll go in and either financially or try to help him through an endorsement … we’d like to try to help him.”

Mr. Lonegan, a businessman and former mayor of Bogota, N.J., will face off against Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a rising star in the Democratic Party, in a special election Oct. 16.

The two are vying for the seat formerly held by Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who died June 3 after battling pneumonia.