Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul of Kentucky says the federal tax code is a "disaster," and he wants to replace the income tax with a retail sales tax.
Paul said Tuesday that he would support changing the federal tax code to get rid of the Internal Revenue Service and the federal income tax.
The sales tax proposal is being championed by the Texas-based advocacy group Americans for Fair Taxation and a newly formed affiliate, FairTax America Support Team. Paul's former campaign manager, David Adams, is a member of the affiliate's governing board.
Paul faces Democrat Jack Conway in one of the most closely watched races in the nation. They're seeking to replace 78-year-old Sen. Jim Bunning who opted not to seek a third term.