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Rand Paul to Detroit: You're 'struggling, Washington DC is not'

Kentucky senator and 2016 Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul was in Michigan Friday to discuss his political platform.

Speaking to small crowd in Highland Park at an event dubbed "Unleash the American Dream," Paul gave a short outline of his political view as a presidential hopeful, touching on issues from tax reform to criminal justice, reported Michigan Live.

Paul called out Republicans and Democrats for their constant fighting on Capitol Hill. "We never get the solutions, because we don't have conversation," Paul said. "I came here, really, not to tell the mayor how to do his job, but to learn more about your city. ...The thing I think we all have to acknowledge is we face a lot of problems in our country ... so we need to figure out what works and what doesn't work."

According to Paul, he was in Highland Park to learn about specific problems facing the community. Highland Park — which is located in the middle of Detroit — was determined to be in financial emergency by Michigan last year for the second time.

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