Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a potential presidential candidate in 2016, said the Republican Party would gain more support from young voters if it made violations of privacy by the federal government—particularly those by the National Security Agency—a front-and-center issue, Bloomberg Businessweek reports. “It’s a message that can grow the party,” he said on Fox News Sunday, adding, “and the party’s got to grow bigger or we’re not going to win again.” However, Texas Governor Rick Perry, also a potential presidential candidate in 2016, said Edward Snowden is “more a criminal than he is a whistleblower.” Editor’s Note: An earlier Privacy Perspectives post looked into the emerging role privacy is playing in U.S. political campaigns.
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