Rand Paul teases 'major endorsement announcement' Friday
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Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulGianforte halts in-person campaigning after wife, running mate attend event with Guilfoyle Rand Paul's exchange with Fauci was exactly what America needed GOP Arizona lawmaker says Fauci and Birx 'undermine' Trump's coronavirus response MORE (R-Ky.) is teasing a "major endorsement announcement" that he plans to give on Friday, April 1. 

Paul has maintained that he won't endorse during the primary season after dropping out of the bitter GOP race on Feb. 3.
 
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A spokesman told The Hill on Wednesday that Paul still planned to wait until after the primary season to endorse, despite a narrowing Republican field.
 
 
The Hill has reached out for comment on the pending endorsement announcement.
 
Paul ended his campaign amid lagging support after a poor showing in the Iowa caucuses in early February. The race his since seen a renewed focus on terrorism and more hawkish foreign policy debate.
 
His father, Ron Paul, who ran for president in 2012, said Thursday on CNN that if the general election is between Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSusan Rice sees stock rise in Biden VP race Democrats try to turn now into November The Memo: Unhappy voters could deliver political shocks beyond Trump MORE, he'd opt for "none of the above."
 
—Jordain Carney contributed