Article from Colorado Politics by Ernest Luning.

Calling him “one of the good Republicans,” Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul this week endorsed congressional candidate Owen Hill, a Colorado Springs state senator and one of U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn’s primary challengers.

“He is a true constitutional conservative,” the libertarian-leaning Paul said in a 1-minute video released Wednesday by Hill’s campaign. “As you’ve seen the fights that we have in Washington, sometimes even the Republicans aren’t on the right side, so primaries is where we get to determine who are the good Republicans. Owen’s one of the good Republicans. I’m excited he’s running for federal office. We need him in Washington.”

Paul, who tweeted his disappointed reactions while reading the 2,232-page, $1.3 trillion omnibus spending package passed by Congress late last month, took aim at Republican lawmakers, including Lamborn, who backed the legislation.

“There’s so many problems going on, and, as you saw recently in the spending battle, half the Republicans acted like Democrats,” Paul said in his video endorsement. “I know Owen Hill will not. I know he’s a constitutional conservative, and I hope Colorado will send him to Washington.”

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