With an eye toward '16, Paul calls McConnell's win a 'repudiation' of Obama and Hillary Clinton

11/04/2014 03:18 PM

While Tuesday night in Kentucky belonged to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul found some takeaways that could point to his 2016 presidential race ambitions.

Paul called McConnell’s 15-point win over Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes a “repudiation” of President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

“She ran into the arms of Hillary Clinton and said she was a Clinton Democrat,” Paul said of Grimes. “In Kentucky, we’re not too happy with being a Clinton Democrat or an Obama Democrat.”

Paul said he expected to be a member of the next Senate’s majority caucus as a result of Tuesday’s election.

Even though Paul was quick to criticize Obama’s policies, he said he’s still open to working with the Democratic president, who will be looking for Republicans to deal with. Specifically, Paul said he wants to push his “repatriation” bill to lower tax rates on U.S. company’s overseas profits as an incentive to bring money back to the U.S. coffers.

Here’s what he told Pure Politics Tuesday night two hours after McConnell’s win:


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