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Giuliani backs Grayson in Kentucky primary battle
CNN political ticker ^ | April 19, 2010 | Paul Steinhauser

Posted on 04/19/2010 5:10:52 PM PDT by yongin

Rudy Giuliani is taking sides in the contentious Republican Senate primary battle in Kentucky.

The former New York City mayor and 2008 GOP presidential candidate announced Monday that he is endorsing Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson, according to the Grayson campaign.

Grayson is involved in a pitched battle with Rand Paul, a physician and the son of former GOP presidential candidate and Texas Rep. Ron Paul, for their party's nomination.

Both are trying to succeed Sen. Jim Bunning, the Republican lawmaker who announced last summer that he would not run for a third term. National GOP leaders rallied around Grayson at the time, but Paul, a favorite with conservatives and with many in the Tea Party movement, has picked up steam and some polls indicate that he leads Grayson in the GOP primary matchup.

"Trey Grayson is the candidate in this race who will make the right decisions necessary to keep America safe and prevent more attacks on our homeland," Giuliani said in a statement. "He is not part of the 'blame America first' crowd that wants to bestow the rights of U.S. citizens on terrorists and point fingers at America for somehow causing 9/11."

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: giuliani; grayson; randpaul

1 posted on 04/19/2010 5:10:52 PM PDT by yongin
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To: pissant; rabscuttle385; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; Impy

Grayson received endorsements from Giuliani and Santorum. Grayson is hitting Rand Paul for being weak on national defense while Paul is linking Grayson with GOP leadership on Capitol Hill.

Meanwhile, Ron Paul is hitting his donors give money to his son because Grayson received the endorsement of big gov’t statist and NeoCon, Rudy Giuliani.


2 posted on 04/19/2010 5:13:41 PM PDT by yongin
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To: yongin; Norman Bates

I’m probably alone in this, but I don’t feel passionately about this primary. Either candidate is acceptable to me. I do worry that Rand Paul may make a major gaffe in the general election, or that Trey Grayson will go establishment if he is elected. But on the whole, I could support either one.


3 posted on 04/19/2010 5:16:09 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: All

Rand Paul Twitter: The northeastern, liberal, pro-abortion, big government politicians sure do like my opponent. I wonder why?


4 posted on 04/19/2010 5:16:29 PM PDT by yongin
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To: yongin

Rand Paul is going to win this. The soft Republicans will lose.


5 posted on 04/19/2010 5:16:41 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Some want to enslave your body others your soul.)
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To: yongin
Here is an 18,449 post thread about Rudy Giuliani.

Will FR embrace socialism to make way for Rudy Giuliani as a Republican presidential candidate?

6 posted on 04/19/2010 5:18:44 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Mitt Romney would have to advance two more evolutionary steps to qualify as pond scum.)
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To: All

The Neo-Con establishment is pulling out all the stops to beat Rand.

Ron Paul’s Fundraising E-Mail:

First, Dick Cheney endorsed his opponent. Next, Rick Santorum. And today, Mr. Big Government Republican himself is slithering into the race.

That’s right. Rudy Giuliani has stuck his beak into Rand’s race, endorsing his opponent and blaming Rand for being part of the “blame America” crowd. Disgusting.


7 posted on 04/19/2010 5:21:43 PM PDT by yongin
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To: yongin

Trust me. Us folk in Ky just assume someone named Rudy Guiliani is a basketball coach at best, but more likely a Newport mobster.


8 posted on 04/19/2010 5:21:59 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: yongin

“...endorsement of big gov’t statist and NeoCon, Rudy Giuliani.”

You forgot cross-dresser.


9 posted on 04/19/2010 5:22:02 PM PDT by pappyone (New to Freep, still working a tag line.)
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To: nkycincinnatikid
Rudy who?

Oh, that 911 guy who parades around on Fox News like he is still relevant.

10 posted on 04/19/2010 5:23:17 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Meanwhile elsewhere on the on the endorsement front, Mike Pence endorse Todd Tiarht for Senate. Tom Coburn endorsed Jim Moran. Also James Dobson endorsed Dan Coats.


11 posted on 04/19/2010 5:23:40 PM PDT by yongin
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To: Clemenza

There a few New Englanders who hope Giuliani will run in 2012. There is a better chance for Giuliani and Huckabee to be playing bingo in a senior center in Palm Beach in 2012. Both Giuliani and Huckabee have recently bought homes in Florida.


12 posted on 04/19/2010 5:26:50 PM PDT by yongin
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To: yongin

Oh, that is so like Julem Annie!


13 posted on 04/19/2010 5:29:56 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: yongin
So what's new here RINO supporting RINO - they all feed from the same Sores Trough! IMHO
14 posted on 04/19/2010 5:33:44 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: yongin

the term neo-con, as used by Paulistas, is less than meaningless.


15 posted on 04/19/2010 5:36:39 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: ansel12; yongin
Here is an 18,449 post thread about Rudy Giuliani.

Ah, yes the famous (or infamous depending on your view) Rudy purge thread. FR lost dozens of members either by being banned or quitting in disgust. That is one episode that most on here would not like to see be repeated.

16 posted on 04/19/2010 5:39:34 PM PDT by CedarDave (Arrogant Obama on tax day protesters: "YouÂ’d think they would be saying 'Thank You!'.")
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To: yongin

Adam Kokesh*cough*Adam Kokesh


17 posted on 04/19/2010 5:43:59 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: pissant

It’s quite meaningful, actually. It’s an anti-Semitic/anti-Zionist slur.


18 posted on 04/19/2010 5:44:50 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: yongin

If there has ever been a “on the front line and not knowing which way to shoot” situation, this is it.


19 posted on 04/19/2010 5:45:10 PM PDT by ejonesie22 ( Tagline being renovated under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act...)
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To: yongin

Looks like the Dems would be very happy to run against Rand Paul and pick up a seat. Republicans never learn — they keep nominating candidates who are demolished by Dems. Those are the REAL ‘RINO’s, who in the name of “conservatism” hand victory to the Democrats.

“Kentucky wouldn’t ordinarily be a state Democrats would be watching in a year like this one. But Paul, who shares many of his father’s libertarian views, may not be the ideal candidate even in a good Republican climate. ...he also wants to end the war in Iraq and repeal the Patriot Act, which isn’t quite where mainstream GOP voters are these days.

“In this Red state (at the federal level), Democrats continue to have one of its best pickup opportunities,” Markos Moulitsas wrote on Daily Kos Tuesday. “If the economy picks up a little bit, running against crazy ol’ Rand, we stand a real chance.”

http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2010/04/13/jack_conway_pulls_even_with_dan_mongiardo


20 posted on 04/19/2010 5:45:45 PM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
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To: yongin

Rudy is irrelevant.


21 posted on 04/19/2010 5:50:37 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Obamunism: You have two cows. The regime redistributes them and shoots you dead)
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To: CedarDave

Liberals didn’t like it, but the conservatives did, the pro abortion, anti religion, anti social conservative crowd were big time Giuliani supporters, and they were pretty nasty about it.


22 posted on 04/19/2010 5:50:58 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Mitt Romney would have to advance two more evolutionary steps to qualify as pond scum.)
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To: yongin
An endorsement from Giuliani, if it had any effect on me, would tend to make me suspicious of the candidate being endorsed.
23 posted on 04/19/2010 5:52:14 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: yongin

RINO RUNNING SCARED SYNDROME!


24 posted on 04/19/2010 5:52:52 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (The Constitution is the issue, other issues are small potatoes. If we fail none will matter.)
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To: SmartInsight
Looks like the Dems would be very happy to run against Rand Paul and pick up a seat.

Get real. The people are angry at Washington and the status-quo. Rand has huge grassroots support and will easily win the general election.

25 posted on 04/19/2010 5:53:54 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Obamunism: You have two cows. The regime redistributes them and shoots you dead)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

At the end of the 1st QTR, Grayson has a major advantage in cash on hand, with $1.1 million to Paul’s $395,000. Ron Paul is doing an internet money bomb for his son this week. So far tonight, Rand Paul raised $75,000.


26 posted on 04/19/2010 5:57:03 PM PDT by yongin
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To: SmartInsight

I always follow what Markos Moulitsas says because he is always looking out for the best interests of conservatives./sarc.


27 posted on 04/19/2010 5:57:37 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: SmartInsight
Republicans never learn — they keep nominating candidates who are demolished by Dems. Those are the REAL ‘RINO’s, who in the name of “conservatism” hand victory to the Democrats.

This is from your poll. How would you turn your back on every demographic of the Republican voters in the primary (except for Grayson's pro abortion support)?

"In the Republican primary, Paul leads Grayson 45-30 among likely Republican voters."
"According to the Bluegrass Poll, Paul leads or is statistically tied in virtually all demographic groups. He holds statistically significant leads among men, women, most age groups and all education levels and among those who oppose abortion rights. Grayson held a significant lead only among those who support abortion rights."

28 posted on 04/19/2010 6:13:23 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Mitt Romney would have to advance two more evolutionary steps to qualify as pond scum.)
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To: yongin

>>> Rand Paul Twitter: The northeastern, liberal, pro-abortion, big government politicians sure do like my opponent. I wonder why?

Cause decent people don’t like neo-nazis or general loons. See Stormfront.

Additionally, Rand Paul says: Iran with a nuke not a threat to national security

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1dBF3b_Udk


29 posted on 04/19/2010 6:23:16 PM PDT by tlb
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Ah yes, the anti-gun RINO backs the former Democrat RINO. The other endorsement being from the former VP and pro-TARP RINO.


30 posted on 04/19/2010 8:11:22 PM PDT by saigafreak
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To: tlb

Whew, it’s a good thing there aren’t any neo-nazis or general loons running in this debate.

But, there are a couple of big government stooges endorsing a big government running against Paul.

“Remember, it’s not the government’s money, it’s not your money”

- Gay Grayson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB2ORMZj5a0


31 posted on 04/19/2010 8:11:22 PM PDT by saigafreak
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