Ron Paul, the former representative for Texas, endorsed former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford for his congressional race.
The endorsement comes as Mr. Sanford's campaign is struggling. The latest hit he's faced is the recent revelation that his ex-wife filed a complaint in court that he trespassed and violated a court order to stay away from her home. Subsequently, the National Republican Congressional Committee pulled its support for Mr. Sanford.
Mr. Paul acknowledged the flagging campaign in his endorsement letter, Roll Call reported.
"If you're anything like me, when you hear GOP establishment types coming out of the woodwork to defeat a fellow Republican, it certainly piques your interest," he wrote, Roll Call reported. "Now, even the national Republican party is pulling funding for his race."
Mr. Sanford faces a tough challenge from Democratic candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch. She's comedian Stephen Colbert's sister.
It's expected that Mr. Paul's endorsement will bring much-needed cash to the campaign, Roll Call said.
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