Feb. 10, 2015 02:04 PM

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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, among the early front runners in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, is throwing his support behind fellow Sen. David Vitter and asking Louisiana voters to throw their money at Vitter.

In an email Tuesday, Paul offered an unequivocal endorsement of his “good friend and colleague”:

As a stalwart supporter of limited government, states’ rights, and the taxpayer’s best interest, David Vitter will bring confidence, knowledge, and experience to the governor’s seat. He will advocate for the needs of the people of Louisiana, help the economy grow, and move the state into the future.

So there’s that.