Perhaps the most talked-about item to come out of Sunday’s Senate debate between Rand Paul (R) and Jack Conway (D) debate was Paul’s repeated pledge of support for Kentucky’s Mitch McConnell. When pressed on the issue, Paul said he would support whomever the GOP chooses as its leader, and that most likely means McConnell, who is currently minority leader.

The statement came after McConnell’s possible challenger, South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, helped raise money for Paul in Erlanger. (And DeMint’s appearance in Kentucky came after he told a crowd in his home state that homosexuals and unmarried women living with male partners should not be allowed to be teachers.)