Rand Paul says close second place in NH primary would be a ‘real victory’ for dad

Alexis Levinson Political Reporter

CONCORD, N.H. – A strong second place showing for Texas Rep. Ron Paul in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary would be a win for him, Sen. Rand Paul said about his father on Saturday morning.

“Any kind of close second would be a real victory for us,” he told reporters after an event held by the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy.

Obviously, he noted, first would be preferable, but a close second would still be considered a success.

The latest polls have Ron Paul trailing former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney by more than 20 to 24 points.

But the younger Paul said those “high expectations,” could end in disappointment for Romney, if he fails to win by the large margin currently forecast.

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