AUBURN – Former presidential candidate and Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul has endorsed Republican state senate candidate Eric Brakey of Auburn.
“I have seen Eric’s commitment to limited government and more personal liberties through his work on my campaign,” said Paul in a prepared statement. “I think he would make a great State Senator and am proud to endorse his campaign.”
The endorsement of a nationally renowned libertarian figure bolsters Brakey’s libertarian credentials locally. He has previously served as chairman of the Defense of Liberty PAC, a freedom-focused group that advocates for pro-liberty causes and candidates here in Maine.
“I am humbled to receive Dr. Paul’s endorsement,” Brakey said in a campaign press release.
“Congressman Paul has set a tremendous example of how to put partisan politics aside in order to serve the best interests of the people,” said Brakey. “As the next Maine Senator for my community, I will seek to emulate the courage and principled diligence that Congressman Paul has shown throughout his career.”
Brakey is running against incumbent Sen. John Cleveland (D-Androscoggin).