US Sen. Rand Paul: Spying Scandal Helps GOP

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Potential presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he believes Republicans could lure young voters if they focus on privacy issues following the revelations about the National Security Agency’s surveillance.

The Republican senator from Kentucky on Friday said he believed the disclosures about the scope of the NSA’s spying techniques. The agency has faced national and international backlash following a wave of leaks from former National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden.

President Barack Obama in January ordered new limits on the way intelligence officials access phone records from hundreds of millions of Americans. Paul said the Republican Party needs to expand its appeal to win back the White House.

Paul spoke at a fundraiser for the Republican Party of Arkansas.

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