Skip to comments.Rick Santorum Endorsement: Trey Grayson is the only 100% pro-life candidate in this race
Posted on 04/16/2010 9:41:04 AM PDT by mnehring
Trey Grayson has received a very powerful endorsement from Rick Santorum, pro-life former Senator from Pennsylvania. I personally most remember Rick Santorum for his famous exchange with Senator Barbara Boxer regarding the right to life. Please read that here. His endorsement of Trey Grayson is below.
Louisville, Kentucky Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum announced today that he is endorsing Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. Santorum is in Kentucky to speak at the 40th anniversary dinner for Kentucky Right to Life.
"Trey Grayson is the only 100% pro-life candidate in this race. Ive looked at the records and past statements of both candidates on the issue of protecting life, and Im impressed with Graysons conviction and sincerity, said Santorum.
He continued, And on other issues, too, Trey Grayson has a solidly conservative record. As Secretary of State he has cut his budget by 15%. Thats the kind of fiscal conservatism we need in Washington. Trey has a record, not just rhetoric on fiscal responsibility.
Grayson commented, It means a lot to me that Senator Santorum would endorse my campaign. Im thrilled to have his support. If Im elected I will be a conservative voice for Kentucky whose views match our state and whose principles dont change for the sake of political expediency.
Santorum will appear on the Terry Meiners Show and The Pulse of Lexington with Leland Conway today to discuss Graysons candidacy and his endorsement.
Rand Paul has recently claimed to be pro-life, but in contrast to Trey Grayson, he has a long record of advocating pro-choice positions.
Trey Grayson is going to lose.
Probably, he has a hard fight.. the third parties have supported Paul, plus all the paultards, plus the codepinkos and MoveOn people all in Paul’s boat.
Well I hope that Paul the kokesh lover doesnt win...Kokesh is bad news...anyone who can see through Kokesh is an idiot...
Paul leads Grayson among pro-lifers by a 50%-32% margin. Grayson leads Paul among pro-abortion Republicans by a 42%-27% margin.
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.
Rick Santorum is “powerful endorsement”? Who knew?
I mean I like Santorum, but his endorsements don't count for as much these days as it used to when he was a US Senator. Even then, his endorsement in Kentucky can't count more than that of Mitch McConnell’s endorsement, which Trey Grayson has had long ago.
And Palin and Bunning and Steve Forbes and the Louisville Tea Party and Redstate and probably more freepers than not.
It’s a choice between a libertarian and a RINO. I’ll take the libertarian, by a whisker
Paul’s not a libertarian. He’s a stalking horse. Kokesh proves it.
Well, looks like a stalking horse will be elected over a RINO
Two stalking horses. You’re getting Kokesh too.
Welcome to indefinite one-party rule.
Rick Santorum, I remember when he endorsed Arlen Specter.
Does Rand Paul support Kokesh? If true, can you supply a link?
Isn’t this the same guy who not only endorsed, but went to the mat for, the traitorous abortionist arlen spectre over solidly pro-life Pat Toomey? Sorry Rick, but your endorsement counts for nought.
How is Pauls election going in KY going to help Kokesh?
I don’t get the Kokesh obsession. He’s a (nasty little) fringe candidate that won’t get out of his primary.
You don’t see how financial support and the endorsement of a prominent, front-running Senatorial candidate with a famous name helps a young, unknown Congressional candidate?
This is as relevant to Paul's character as questions about Ayers and Wright are to Obama’s.
Thanks, I only played a couple of minutes, I know how weird Kokesh is, I just wanted to know if Rand Paul had actually endorsed him.
It’s called discernment. Just because Dick Cheney endorsed KBH did that dingbat beat fellow RINO Slick Perry? Just because John Cornyn and crew at the NRSC endorsed Charlie Loafers in Florida is that going to help him beat Rubio? Just because Newt Gingrich endorsed Scozzafava did that make her a winner?
Powerful? The guy couldn’t even reelection. Serves him right for endorsing Specter.
Fearless, not afraid of Big Government, Adam stands for the individual.
Adam remembers not only the sacrifice of our forefathers but the ideas they stood for.
I wish Adam Kokesh the best of luck.
- Rand Paul
So you think the Pauls’ support for and endorsement of Kokesh will have no impact on the race?
Did Cheney’s help KBH? Will the GOP Establsihment’s help RINO Trey? Will McCain’s help Charlie Loafers?
All high profile races where the other candiates all had other high-profile endorsements. Not at all the case in NM-3.
And that says nothing of the fact that Kokesh is a truther and an anti-war leftist joined at the hip with Code Pink. That speaks to either the Pauls’ judgement, or their intent... unless you refuse to question them on anything, then it speaks to nothing at all.
And Sarah Palin. And Jim Bunning. And the Kentucky tea party. And Steve Forbes. And the Republican Liberty Caucus. And Downsize D.C. And the Tea Party Express. And the Gun Owners of America...
And, most importantly, Kentucky registered Republicans; especially the self-described "conservative republican" ones.
If you mean, specifically, will a year-old video (June 2009) where Paul and Kokesh discuss their distrust of government and wanting to shrink it and a "leave me alone coalition" and reigning in the Federal Reserve and make no mention of foreign policy, well, I think we already have our answer:
A whole year ago... whoa. Was Adam Kokesh more or less of a Code Pink truther way back then?
And what of the Paul endorsement on Kokesh’s website?
Never mind that. Post some more polls, Spam Monkey. That’s pretty much all you’ve done since you signed up.
He's not really. The author of this piece, Lisa Graas, is a known crazy lady welfare-recipent who was personally called up by Grayson himself to shill for his candidacy on her blog.
Better than obsessing over Adam Kokesh.
Democrats will tie Kokesh around Rand Paul's neck in the general. They will make sure every vet, everyone on active duty, everyone in rural military-supporting Kentucky thinks of Kokesh and Code Pink when they think "Rand Paul". Paul has nuanced himself away from Kokesh but just two days ago Kokesh put up a video boasting about Rand Paul supporting him. I see liberal trolls posting it on other forums already.
Every Rand Paul thread I see, I’ll do everything I can to turn into a thread about Adam Kokesh. Every one.
You do that. It’ll just make the schadenfreude sweeter.
If you go strictly by Grayson’s and Paul’s stated positions, Santorum is correct, as far as I know.
From what I’ve seen Grayson has in recent months modeled his stated positions after Bill Johnson, who unfortunately has withdrawn from the race.
In my opinion, there is more than a little reason to doubt Grayson’s sincerity on these positions, however.
Having said that, Rand Paul has clearly laid out a pro-choice for states, anti-unalienable rights, anti-Fourteenth Amendment, anti-Reagan pro-life platform, position, identical to his father’s. Personally, I will never again offer an ounce of support of any kind to those who spout this destructive, unconstitutional, nonsense.
This is not an endorsement of Trey Grayson, it’s simply a statement of the situation as I know it.
I will, Spam Bot. Don’t worry.
Quite right...we dont get the kokesh obsession...why is Paul hanging out with him?
He’s a rino.
Coming from the man who just got done vowing to spam every thread on this subject with Adam Kokesh crap.
You've been very disingenuous in attacking Rand Paul on abortion. There are many here on this very site who think abortion is a states issue. Murder too, is a states issue today. Your positions basically advocates keeping Roe. vs. Wade around and thus, abortion legal in all 50 states. Call me crazy, but abortion legal in 35 states sounds like an improvement over all fifty.
Damn right I did, and I will.
I also have a 7 year posting history here that removes any doubt that I might be a troll. You, on the other hand... don’t.
If you don’t like the “Adam Kokesh crap”, take it up with your stalking horse candidate. He chose to endorse and support the Code Pinko, not me.
So is Rand. I’m glad I don’t have to make that decision.
Yeah, we got enough problems to handle in Texas.
Every Rand Paul thread I see, Ill do everything I can to turn into a thread about Adam Kokesh. Every one.
Seeing as the typical Kentuckian will respond with "Adam who?" and simply give you a strange look, good luck with that. Now if, on the other hand, you wanted to candidate stalk Rick Santorum and turn every thread about him, and I do mean every one, into Arlen Specter, I do suspect most people would understand your point. But right now you look like a strange and obsessed little man with way too much time on your hands and who takes himself way too seriously.
I think that's my queue to jump in here. I have a nine-year posting history on FR. And I have helped organize several statewide FR meetings before. And I am proud to be voting for Dr. Rand Paul for U.S. Senate. 90 out of 100 Kentuckians won't know who Kokesh is, and we are the ones voting in this race. Are you in Kentucky? Why don't you even post what state you are in, on your profile page?
Here's how it works, Spam Monkey. When they ask "who?", we tell them. That's the entire point. If you don't think the typical Kentuckian will take notice of their would-be Senator's support and endorsement of a Code Pink activist and 9/11 truther, well... good luck with that.
you look like a...
When I have the slightest interest in what you imagine I might look like, I'll be sure to let you know.