Mitt Romney's pursuit of the Republican presidential nomination is getting the support of the son of a man who challenged his father for that nomination.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul says he is endorsing Romney's bid to become president.
His father Ron, a Texas congressman, had waged an unsuccessful yet attention getting bid to land the nomination. Senator Rand Paul says Romney is in lock step with his father on several issues, including the need to audit the Federal Reserve. The Kentucky senator also says Romney shares his father's belief that there's a need for a balanced approach to government regulations.
The younger Paul adds that the energy industry has over nine million jobs and those jobs should not be outsourced. He says he is urging that industry in the U.S. to produce more oil and gas to reduce the country's dependency on foreign oil.