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"Congressman Paul is also open to meeting with any of the other candidates, it should be noted," Mills added.

Le Pen is the daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen who founded the National Front Party and ran as its presidential candidate in the French elections. In April, The New York Times ran a profile of Le Pen and reported that under her leadership, the National Front Party has been reinvigorated and polls "show her matching or outpacing" President Nicolas Sarkozy. The National Front has repeatedly been criticized as a not-too-subtly or just outright racist political party.

Le Pen has reportedly said she hopes to meet with Democrats as well.

The French politician also praised Paul as "a great defender of an international monetary system anchored on the gold standard," according to AFP.