Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul says “some people have had enough Bushes and enough Clintons.”
The Kentucky senator is campaigning Monday in South Carolina as Jeb Bush gets ready to enter the 2016 presidential campaign with an afternoon speech in Miami.
Paul says in an interview with The Associated Press that he understands the political attention focused on Bush, but believes that in time, voters will realize they are ready for someone new. That includes Hillary Rodham Clinton, who kicked off her campaign at a rally in New York this past weekend.
Paul says, “I think there’s Bush-Clinton fatigue in the country, and I think even on the Democrats’ side, they’re going to be surprised once people get engaged in this and start making decisions.”
Paul says he’s not worried about how much money Bush is raising for his campaign, saying, “We think we’ll be competitive, and we’ll find out when they start counting the votes. … We’ll have enough to stay competitive.”