ROCK HILL — Rand Paul was a man of the people Monday in Rock Hill.
The Republican U.S. senator from Kentucky grabbed a plate of barbecue and sat down with Ron and Marge Wilson of Rock Hill and Nancy Anderson of Chester for some dinner chit-chat.
He renewed an acquaintance with Dr. James Wood, chief medical officer at Piedmont Medical Center. Wood and Paul, an ophthalmologist, had performed surgeries together in Atlanta.
“He has great hands,” Wood said.
Paul came to Rock Hill to endorse the re-election bid of U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-Indian Land, to promote expanding the Republican Party and possibly to lay the groundwork for a presidential run in 2016. He said he has not decided whether to run, but coming to early primary states such as South Carolina is important “to getting my points across.”