Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Rand Paul has received an endorsement from South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint.

DeMint’s nod rivals Paul’s opponent Trey Grayson‘s endorsement from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

DeMint is a Tea Party favorite and may be eying McConnell’s leadership post. If Paul wins, it will put Kentucky’s two senators at odds on many issues. That’s nothing new, though, as McConnell and outgoing Senator Jim Bunning (who also supports Paul) were no model of teamwork.