By Alexandra Jaffe - 01/07/14 10:51 AM EST
Sen. Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellSenate Dems: Add Flint aid to spending deal Zika funding fight throws wrench in health lobbyists’ plans Shutdown risk grows over Flint MORE (R-Ky.) sought to emphasize his Tea Party ties Monday by signing papers to file for reelection with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).
In a video released Tuesday, McConnell is shown signing his filing papers with Paul and Agriculture Commissioner Jaime Comer (R), who are both Tea Party favorites in Kentucky.
The incumbent has been working to shore up support on his right flank for months. He won Paul's endorsement, and has emphasized conservative causes, like the Balanced Budget Amendment. He voted against a two-year budget deal approved by Congress last month.
In the filing video, titled “United,” Paul touts McConnell's work as GOP leader in the Senate.