Sen. Paul tests message in SWFL in possible White House bid

NAPLES, Fla.- Possible Republican Presidential nominee Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY, stumped in Southwest Florida Saturday.  Senator Paul met with voters at an event titled ‘Coffee and Conversation’ at Tiburon in Naples.

Senator Paul says he will make a decision this Spring.  He’s on a campaign tour of several states “testing his message.”

“It’s an arduous journey to travel the country and trying to actually run for the Presidency,” said Paul.

“I want to do it because we really think that the message is such that we could win.”

Recent polls by Quinnipiac University show Sen. Paul in a statistical tie with likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in both Colorado and Virginia.

Paul already has the support of Southwest Florida Congressman Curt Clawson.

Clawson, who attended Saturday’s event, told WINK News he hasn’t endorsed anyone, but Senator Paul is his favorite.

“I’m partial to the Senator.  We’ve been friends, and he was an early supporter, and we always remember that, but look I also want to make the point that I think the important thing for the next Presidential race, is that we have a Republican in the White House,” said Clawson.

Senator Paul admits he differs from many in his party when it comes to America’s strategy to defeat ISIS.  WINK News will have complete coverage coming up in a special report Monday evening on WINK-TV.