- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is helping North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis even after supporting Tillis’ chief rival in the GOP primary.

The potential 2016 presidential candidate was slated to campaign with Tillis at a downtown Raleigh restaurant Wednesday and attend a fundraiser before going to Greenville for an evening appearance with U.S. Rep. Walter Jones.

Paul spent Tuesday in South Carolina, where the first-in-the-South presidential primary is held.

Paul wants Tillis to defeat Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and secure a GOP majority in the U.S. Senate. He endorsed Cary obstetrician Greg Brannon in the Senate primary. Brannon finished second.

Tillis got help raising money the previous two weeks from other possible presidential contenders- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.


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