Mr. Hackett said Senators Charles E. Schumer of New York and Harry Reid of Nevada, the same party leaders who he said persuaded him last August to enter the Senate race, had pushed him to step aside so that Representative Sherrod Brown, a longtime member of Congress, could take on Senator Mike DeWine, the Republican incumbent.
He said he was outraged to learn that party leaders were calling his donors and asking them to stop giving and said he would not enter the Second District Congressional race.
Paul was the 'everyman' candidate that America needs, and now he is stepping aside. A very sad moment for those who want real change in how our political system is operating.
Just more evidence that while the Democrats in DC don't like the way things in DC are being run, they want to make sure that when the Republicans are tossed out, they, and not outsiders, get to take over.
And that is only slightly better than the current crop of corrupt Republicans now running our nation.
Lynne at Bending The Third Rail has posted the notice Paul sent his supporters.
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