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Nowicki: Rand Paul says he respects McCain

•, By Dan Nowicki

The libertarian-leaning Paul, R-Ky., has clashed with McCain, R-Ariz., on the Senate floor over U.S. drone policy and was among the new breed of Capitol Hill conservatives whom McCain last year memorably dismissed as “wacko birds.” McCain, the 2008 GOP presidential nominee, subsequently apologized for the insult. Paul’s father, former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, was one of McCain’s GOP primary rivals in 2008, and the two also frequently went at each other over national-security and foreign-policy issues.

“I think we have a good personal relationship,” Rand Paul told The Arizona Republic on Friday after appearing at a breakfast fundraiser for his political victory committee at the Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club. “I would say from my point of view, I have a great deal of respect for him for his war service — I consider him to be a war hero — and his long service in the Senate, particularly his willingness to travel around the world.” 

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Comment by John Penrose
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 Senator Rand Paul will be attending a Reception held by the Arizona GOP at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort.  Several ticket packages are available but the cheapest ticket is $50 per person.Rand Paul has $1,269,999 in the bank,so why  $50 or more for a ticket?