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Rand Paul makes presidential campaign stop in West Michigan

Posted at 1:07 PM, May 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-04 17:37:11-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul made a stop in Grand Rapids Monday at a "Stand with Rand" event hosted by Rep. Justin Amash.

Paul, a U.S. senator from Kentucky, said during his speech that he was grateful for Amash's endorsement.   Paul said he wanted the Republican party to be the party of "the entire Bill of Rights."

A main focus of his speech was on government intrusion and the Fourth Amendment.

"The government has no business in your house, no business in your church, and I will fight to keep them out of it," he said.

Paul also discussed his position on tax cuts.

"What I want to do is not just cut taxes for the wealthy. I want to cut everybody's taxes, which means cutting the payroll tax also for the working class so they can see a part of it also," he said.

Paul announced his 2016 presidential bid in early April in Louisville, Ky.   He was one of three Republican hopefuls in Michigan Monday, in addition to Ben Carson and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

Carson announced his own candidacy during a speech in Detroit, and according to MLive Walker planned to speak at Republican events in the Lansing area.

During his announcement speech, Carson called for an end to social programs that "create dependency," and said that if lawmakers voted to raise the debt limit, "you need to throw them out of office."

CNN contributed information to this report