Rand Paul leads GOP speeches in New Hampshire

Paul wasn't the only GOP heavy hitter in New Hampshire

(CNN) – 2016 Republican hopefuls face a crowded field. Well-known and not-so-well-known GOP-ers got their message out this weekend.

Saturday, Senator Rand Paul led the notables at the first in the nation summit in New Hampshire. Speaker after speaker made their case in front of hundreds of Republican activists in New Hampshire.

Senator Paul told the crowd, Republicans need to carry their message to new people to win: “We need to talk to business owners; we need to talk to workers. We need to talk to rich, poor, white, black, brown: we’ve gotta get out there and go places we haven’t been going.”

And he pulled no punches when discussing democratic rival Hillary Clinton: “I’m starting to worry that when Hillary Clinton travels, there’s gonna need to be two planes. One for her and her entourage and one for her baggage.”

Attempting to set himself apart from the crowded GOP field, Paul said the U.S. should never have intervened in Libya. “The other Republicans will criticize the president and Hillary Clinton for their foreign policy, but they would have just done the same thing just 10 times over.”

Paul wasn’t the only GOP heavy hitter in New Hampshire Saturday.

Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told the crowd, “I want the Republican party to start acting like the Republican Party. We need somebody that knows how to win the fight; not just start it!”

Senator Ted Cruz used his speech to criticize the Obama administration’s proposed nuclear deal with Iran. “Any candidate for president who is fit to be commander-in-chief must be prepared in January 2017 to repudiate any deal that undermines America’s national security.”

Cruz called the proposed plan, a “historic mistake.”

Senators Lindsay Graham and Ted Cruz were also scheduled to speak. Wisconsin governor Scott Walker will wrap-up the New Hampshire event Saturday night.

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