All it would take for Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul to “un-suspend” his GOP presidential campaign is action from one New Hampshire newspaper.
Linking to a tweet from the New Hampshire Union Leader that promoted its new editorial which walked back the venerable newspaper’s endorsement of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, also a former Republican presidential hopeful, Paul promised to “un-suspend” his campaign — as long as the newspaper endorsed him and declared a “do over” in New Hampshire.
— Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) March 1, 2016
Ahead of Super Tuesday, the Union Leader’s publisher, Joseph McQuaid, penned an editorial in which he said “boy, were we wrong” about the newspaper’s endorsement of Christie. Citing Christie’s outward support for businessman Donald Trump in his quest for the Republican nomination, McQuaid wrote that those actions “demonstrated how wrong we were.”
“Rather than standing up to the bully, Christie bent his knee. In doing so, he rejected the very principles of his campaign that attracted our support,” he said.
The New Hampshire Union Leader issued its original endorsement of Christie in November.
Paul, the libertarian-leaning candidate, initially suspended his campaign earlier in February after a disappointing finish in Iowa and before the New Hampshire primaries.
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