(CNN) - Kentucky Republican Senate nominee Rand Paul teams up in New York City with Steve Forbes Monday.
The multi-millionaire businessman, editor, publisher, and CEO of Forbes Inc. is co-hosting a $1,000-a-plate fundraiser for Paul.
Steve Forbes "was an early supporter of the campaign," Paul campaign spokesman Jesse Benton tells CNN. "He endorsed [Paul] very early on, back in September of '09."
In 1996 and 2000 Forbes made bids for the Republican presidential nomination, running on a platform that included a flat tax, medical savings accounts, Social Security reform and term limits.
Benton says that Paul supports fundamental tax reform and would vote for anything that simplified and/or cut the tax burden, including a flat tax.
The Paul campaign says it brought in $1.15 million the past three months, its best quarter for fundraising since the campaign formed last year.
Paul faces off in November against Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, the Democratic Senate nominee. Both candidates are fighting to succeed Republican Sen. Jim Bunning, who's not running for re-election this year.
Last month Paul was the guest of honor at a National Republican Senatorial Committee dinner and fundraiser co-hosted by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky's senior senator. Paul defeated McConnell's handpicked candidate in Kentucky's May primary, thanks in part to a message of limited government and the support of Tea Party activists.
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