RNC’s chair, in Iowa, says Rand Paul filibuster “completely awesome” (AUDIO)

Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus made a quick stop in Des Moines, Iowa, today — part of his national “listening tour.”  He met privately with about 25 Iowa Republicans in Iowa GOP headquarters, then talked with reporters for about eight minutes.

AUDIO of Priebus speaking with reporters.

Priebus was asked about Senator Rand Paul’s overnight filibuster.

“I think it was completely awesome,” Priebus replied. “I was excited about it myself. I couldn’t go to bed. I’m still excited about it. You know what I’m excited about? I think our party needs some unity sometimes and it’s not easy not having the White House and sometimes you’ve got to scrap and claw for issues that can unify the party…This was a great issue in standing up to the president.”

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.