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Rand Paul Builds Double-Digit Lead in Race for Kentucky GOP Senate Nod
http://www.politicsdaily.com ^ | 04/13/10 | Bruce Drake

Posted on 04/13/2010 12:37:13 PM PDT by Maelstorm

Rand Paul, son of Texas Rep. Ron Paul and a favorite of the Tea Party movement, has built a big lead over Secretary of State Trey Grayson in the race for the GOP Senate nomination in Kentucky, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted April 9-11.

The race has been depicted as a test of the movement's influence, pitting a candidate trying to capitalize on the voter anger it reflects against an establishment Republican who has won re-election to his position three times. Grayson has fought back with TV ads honing in on Paul's "strange ideas," such as saying "Paul even wonders whether 9/11 was our fault."

Paul is ahead of Grayson by 45 percent to 30 percent with 6 percent for three other candidates and 19 percent undecided.

Conservatives favor Paul by 51 percent to 29 percent with 16 percent undecided. Those who attend religious services regularly or occasionally favor Paul by double-digit margins. Gun owners back Paul 48 percent to 22 percent with 22 percent undecided. There is an income gap between Paul and Grayson supporters: Paul leads among Kentuckians earning less than $50,000 a year by 49 percent to 22 percent with 21 percent undecided, but his margin is much smaller (42 percent to 38 percent) among those earning over $50,000.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: adamkokesh; codepink; grayson4x42; graysonclinton; graysondemocrat; kokesh; ky2010; medeabenjamin; neoconssaddened; paul; randpaul; randwinsrinoslose; ronpaultruthfile
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Paul is going to pull this out. It will be good to have a Republican we can trust. I know there have been a lot of outright lies concerning the purposeful confusing of Rand Paul's positions and his fathers and those of fringe Libertarians. I know one thing and that is he stood up for Jim Bunning and I don't remember either of the other candidates doing so. He isn't a soft conservative afraid to speak his mind and be proud of his conservative libertarianism. Paul will win people to our cause as Senator. We need more like him.

1 posted on 04/13/2010 12:37:13 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

Rand Paul - you are known by the company you keep

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai0DT-TK1iM

Junior’s CLOSE ties with radical anti-war extremist and traitor Adam Kokesh exposed, another Paulbot.


2 posted on 04/13/2010 12:40:41 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Maelstorm
Whose seat is this for? I like Libertarian fiscal conservatism, but do not like their social "anything goes, let's just stay out of it" attitude.

vaudine

3 posted on 04/13/2010 12:41:21 PM PDT by vaudine (,,)
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To: Maelstorm

This whole country is turning libertarian (minus the silly drug stuff). Ron Paul has dominated every straw poll. He “lost” the New Orleans vote by one rigged vote and won hands down at CPAC.
His son is now dominating this race.


4 posted on 04/13/2010 12:45:13 PM PDT by rogertarp
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To: Allegra; Republican Wildcat; skinkinthegrass; onyx; Impy; RaceBannon; AmishDude; ...

*Down with the Paulbots ! ping*


5 posted on 04/13/2010 12:47:09 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Maelstorm
When you have other Republican candidates claiming that the 'Constitution is just a piece of paper' Dr. Paul is a breath of fresh air.
6 posted on 04/13/2010 12:47:54 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: vaudine

You know what? With Hitler and his Obamanazi minions poised to dismantle our country, I’ll take a Libertarian fiscal conservative and deal with the social “anything goes, let’s just stay out of it” attitude later...


7 posted on 04/13/2010 12:48:22 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: bamahead

Oops bad link:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/rlc/2492307/posts


8 posted on 04/13/2010 12:48:53 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Maelstorm

Be careful what you wish, for you will surely get it...


9 posted on 04/13/2010 12:50:50 PM PDT by Badeye (Lets not screw up 2010 and 2012 the way we screwed up in 2008.)
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To: bamahead

Yeah, hanging out with traitors like Adam Kokesh is a “breath of fresh air.” And he and Junior Paul DO share the same agenda.


10 posted on 04/13/2010 12:52:55 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Maelstorm

Sarah Palin strikes again!


11 posted on 04/13/2010 12:52:59 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: Maelstorm

Is Rand Paul a social libertarian, meaning, is he socially liberal?


12 posted on 04/13/2010 12:58:00 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: Maelstorm
I'm excited about his winning the KY Primary on May 18th.

Father In The House,
Son in the Sanate!!!

13 posted on 04/13/2010 12:58:42 PM PDT by ChrisInAR (Alright, tighten your shorts, Pilgrim, & sing like the Duke!)
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To: rogertarp
He “lost” the New Orleans vote by one rigged vote and won hands down at CPAC.

Paul rigged both every bit as much as Romney did.

Straw polls are meaningless.
14 posted on 04/13/2010 12:59:12 PM PDT by Uncle Ivan (Alea iacta est)
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To: rogertarp

“This whole country is turning libertarian (minus the silly drug stuff). Ron Paul has dominated every straw poll. He ‘lost’ the New Orleans vote by one rigged vote and won hands down at CPAC.
His son is now dominating this race.”

If that is true, the Democrats will be the majority for generations. Most Americans simply want nothing to do with the likes of Ron Paul. If Paul and his “libertarian” types become too dominant in the Republican party, the right will become fractured in this country and the leftist forces will dominate.

I don’t know enough about Rand to come to any conclusions yet, but his father is a nut and his supporters remind me of Larouchies.


15 posted on 04/13/2010 12:59:34 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: bamahead
When you have other Republican candidates claiming that the 'Constitution is just a piece of paper' Dr. Paul is a breath of fresh air.

Broken link.

I do have to admit, Rand Paul's ties with Adam Kokesh and the nutso "anti-war" crowd are troubling. Makes me wish we had a real conservative in this race, instead of a fruit loop and an establishment insider.

16 posted on 04/13/2010 12:59:35 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: rogertarp
won hands down at CPAC.

You mean the CPAC straw poll that his followers rigged?

17 posted on 04/13/2010 1:00:26 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: Badeye
I want a political Constitutional Christian conservative who is also an economic Libertarian.

Whaddyagot? If you got the whole enchilada, bring him on, we need him.

But a little of something is better than a lot of nothing.

18 posted on 04/13/2010 1:01:38 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: Jim 0216

‘But a little of something is better than a lot of nothing.’

Thats what they told me about McCain in 08.

No offense intended.


19 posted on 04/13/2010 1:03:59 PM PDT by Badeye (Lets not screw up 2010 and 2012 the way we screwed up in 2008.)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
See post # 8 for a working link.

Especially when the 'establishment insider' likes to speak at Van Jones/Soros sponsored Global Warming forums.
20 posted on 04/13/2010 1:05:07 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Jim 0216
I want a political Constitutional Christian conservative who is also an economic Libertarian.

In other words, you want a "movement conservative."

21 posted on 04/13/2010 1:06:21 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: bamahead

Ugh, that plus the recent revelations about his being funded by the big banks has tipped me completely away from Trey Grayson to Paul. Not particularly happy about it, but between the two, Rand Paul is appearing to be far and away the better of the two.

Not that it matters too much, of course, I don’t like in KY.


22 posted on 04/13/2010 1:08:39 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: bamahead

LIVE in KY, I should say.


23 posted on 04/13/2010 1:10:17 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: ConservativeMind

And I’m thrilled with it...
I like Rand Paul, he’s light years better than the (I can buy the seat for myself, establishment RINO).


24 posted on 04/13/2010 1:11:27 PM PDT by Robbin (If Sarah isn’t welcome, I’m not welcome, it’s just that simple…)
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To: Maelstorm

This guy isn’t perfect, but I think he’s considerably better than the other guy. It’d be nice to have one guy in the Senate who actually believes in reducing the size of government.


25 posted on 04/13/2010 1:11:38 PM PDT by B Knotts (Impeach Obama)
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To: rogertarp

Paul’s lunatics rig, spam and distort every polls they can get their resin stained fingers on.

Your people did themselves proud in New Orleans during Pence’s speech when he mentioned Israel, didn’t they? Are y’all being paid by Soros or Ahmadinejad?


26 posted on 04/13/2010 1:12:06 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

And this is worse than Obama how?


27 posted on 04/13/2010 1:18:31 PM PDT by Buchal ("Two wings of the same bird of prey . . .")
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To: rogertarp
Um dude, stay away from the silly drug stuff...
28 posted on 04/13/2010 1:22:47 PM PDT by ejonesie22
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To: Maelstorm
Rand Paul? The guy who's getting contributions from the guys at STORMFRONT?

Are you out of your mind?

29 posted on 04/13/2010 1:24:36 PM PDT by Chunga (Any IDIOT who says Obama would be better for the country than McCain is a disgrace - Mark Levin)
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To: vaudine

They aren’t libertarians. They are Buchananites squared. The Pauls like to grandstand on fiscal issues but they don’t do anything about it.

Their defenders on FR are not libertarians, they’re Bircher cranks and Pat-sies.

Their real interest is foreign policy. Namely, any foreign policy that helps Israel. Which they don’t want any part of.

They also have the “Everything bad has happened in the world because America has flapped its wings” school of international theory.


30 posted on 04/13/2010 1:24:57 PM PDT by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for, it matters who takes office.)
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To: Chunga

Yep. They know what the Pauls look like behind the mask and they like it.

Palin really should have stayed out of this one, she gave Rand Paul some undeserved legitimacy based only on his rhetoric.

His right arm will do a Dr. Strangelove on us before too long. Count on it.


31 posted on 04/13/2010 1:27:12 PM PDT by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for, it matters who takes office.)
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To: Maelstorm
Paul is going to pull this out. It will be good to have a Republican we can trust

I don't trust Paul but Kentuckians are weary of the political class in Washington, which Grayson seems to represent.

32 posted on 04/13/2010 1:31:54 PM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenerio at a time.)
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To: Buchal
Excellent point. Paul's nuts are merely as antisemitic as our crypto-Islamist POTUS. With a little rewording, you've got a campaign slogan in there somewhere.
33 posted on 04/13/2010 1:32:42 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Luke 15:2
And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.
34 posted on 04/13/2010 1:35:04 PM PDT by Theophilus
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
Makes me wish we had a real conservative in this race, instead of a fruit loop and an establishment insider.

Well, we did but Johnson dropped out because there apparently was a lack of support. I liked what he had to say. He spoke plainly, intelligently and conservatively.

35 posted on 04/13/2010 1:35:30 PM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenerio at a time.)
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To: Chunga

The people pimping the Pauls here ARE Stormfront.

I can’t believe Palin got behind this guy. She must have a thing for Manchurian Republicans.


36 posted on 04/13/2010 1:36:59 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Badeye
Be careful what you wish, for you will surely get it...

I must say that this has not been my experience.

37 posted on 04/13/2010 1:44:17 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: Misterioso

It’s early yet.


38 posted on 04/13/2010 1:45:16 PM PDT by Chunga (Any IDIOT who says Obama would be better for the country than McCain is a disgrace - Mark Levin)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
The people pimping the Pauls here ARE Stormfront.

Prove it.
39 posted on 04/13/2010 1:47:16 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Chunga
Are you out of your mind?? Are you expecting a Paul family putsch? You people make me laugh.
40 posted on 04/13/2010 1:48:37 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Right, movement since the Revolutionary War. That movement.


41 posted on 04/13/2010 1:58:01 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard; Chunga; bamahead
The people pimping the Pauls here ARE Stormfront.

Oh, they are not. That is simply ridiculous, and the hard-core Paul people here should probably repeatedly smack the abuse button over your comment.

42 posted on 04/13/2010 2:00:32 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: Badeye
McCain is a lot of nothing. Obamanation is a lot of desolation which is worse than nothing, but really he's just a quicker version of McPain.

At least this guy has economic Libertarianism going for him. Much better than either of these two...

Please, in the meantime, where are those that are both political Constitutional Christian conservatives and economic Libertarians? They’re hiding somewhere.

43 posted on 04/13/2010 2:04:50 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: Misterioso
Are you out of your mind?? Are you expecting a Paul family putsch? You people make me laugh.

Folks pointing out common cause between the Pauls and white supremacists amuses you?

If it does, you're an idiot.

44 posted on 04/13/2010 2:08:06 PM PDT by Chunga (Any IDIOT who says Obama would be better for the country than McCain is a disgrace - Mark Levin)
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To: ChrisInAR

Liquor or drugs?


45 posted on 04/13/2010 2:08:23 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
In other words, you want a "movement conservative."

Right. I want the movement of the Declaration of Independence, the Revolutionary War, and the United States Constitution. That movement.

46 posted on 04/13/2010 2:11:11 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

It’s simply another form of playing the race card. They’ve been resorting to that lately.

Amazing how much like liberals they act sometimes.


47 posted on 04/13/2010 2:15:32 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Smack away. The more attention brought to the situation, the better. Paultards are poison to this forum, the Republican party and the country.

Did you catch Paul’s doper brownshirts booing Israel during Pence’s speech on Saturday? You okay with that?


48 posted on 04/13/2010 4:05:09 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: vaudine; Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus; WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
This is in the article, conservatives, Christians, social conservatives, and the statewide Kentucky voting population support Rand Paul.

"Conservatives favor Paul by 51 percent to 29 percent with 16 percent undecided. Those who attend religious services regularly or occasionally favor Paul by double-digit margins. Gun owners back Paul 48 percent to 22 percent with 22 percent undecided."

Rand Paul leads by double digits among men and women, among conservatives, pro-life voters, gun owners.

"Grayson leads today only among the 1 in 5 Republican primary voters who say they are pro-choice.

49 posted on 04/13/2010 4:05:58 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Mitt Romney would have to advance two more evolutionary steps to qualify as pond scum.)
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To: Jim 0216

I am with you on this one!


50 posted on 04/13/2010 4:06:32 PM PDT by ajay_kumar (Need more Republicans of all stripes in congress to stop Obama's socialist agenda)
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