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Dr. Rand Paul Ready To Enter Primary For Bunning's Seat
WBKO ^ | May 1, 2009

Posted on 05/01/2009 4:53:37 PM PDT by GoldStandard

Rand Paul, son of former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, says he is poised to enter the race for U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning's seat.

Paul, who has been stumping across Kentucky, told The Associated Press that "every bone in my body says there is going to be a race." But the Bowling Green physician said he won't run unless Bunning opts out.

Paul is a fan of Bunning's conservative fiscal philosophy and said he simply wants to be ready to jump into the race quickly if the 77-year-old senator decides to retire instead of seeking re-election next year.

Bunning has said repeatedly that he intends to run for a third term.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: 111th; 2010; bunning; gopprimary; jewhater; kentucky; ky2010; lollapauloser; paulestinians; paulistinians; pitchforkpat; randpaul; ronpaul
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1 posted on 05/01/2009 4:53:37 PM PDT by GoldStandard
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2 posted on 05/01/2009 4:57:12 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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3 posted on 05/01/2009 5:03:27 PM PDT by GreatDaggar
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To: GreatDaggar

ROFL


4 posted on 05/01/2009 5:05:29 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

He looks like he’s not wrapped too tight.


5 posted on 05/01/2009 5:06:23 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Spay or Neuter your liberal today!)
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To: GoldStandard

YES, better him than a RINO and he’s more eloquent than his father. Go RAND!


6 posted on 05/01/2009 5:16:43 PM PDT by JSDude1 (DHS, FBI, FEMA, etc have been bad little boys. They need to be spanked and sent to timeout!)
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To: GoldStandard

Trey Grayson is already waiting in the wings.


7 posted on 05/01/2009 5:19:41 PM PDT by MNReaganite (Bobby Jindal for President, Jim DeMint for Majority Leader, and Eric Cantor for Speaker!)
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To: GoldStandard

And let's not forget his, um, "brother," Ru.

8 posted on 05/01/2009 5:20:24 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: headstamp 2

He’s a good person, he even has some of his father mannerisms and the arched eyebrow. I think the Senate is too big a leap for him, he should go for a Congressional seat.


9 posted on 05/01/2009 5:21:45 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: MNReaganite

Trey Greyson is not the republican candidate until he earns it. There is a primary, it’s not a coronation.


10 posted on 05/01/2009 5:23:42 PM PDT by GoldStandard
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To: GoldStandard

What’s he a doctor of? Unless he’s an MD, I don’t see much point in calling him Dr.


11 posted on 05/01/2009 5:26:29 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: GoldStandard

Hey, it could be worse. At least Alan Keyes isn’t running.


12 posted on 05/01/2009 5:27:02 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: GoldStandard; Extremely Extreme Extremist; GreatDaggar; headstamp; BCrago66; JSDude1; ...

Rand Paul Boston Tea Party 2008

Dr. Rand Paul speaks at the Boston Tea Party 2008. Dr. Paul represents the conservative wing of the Republican party in Kentucky

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


13 posted on 05/01/2009 5:31:55 PM PDT by JSDude1 (DHS, FBI, FEMA, etc have been bad little boys. They need to be spanked and sent to timeout!)
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To: MediaMole

“Paul has a private ophthalmology practice in Bowling Green, Kentucky.”


14 posted on 05/01/2009 5:32:34 PM PDT by GoldStandard
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The US house seat now being held by a republican (Brett Guthrie) who just won it. He won’t be able to win that next time around since Brett Guthrie is not going to step out of the way and let him have it. Paul could win the KY house seat easily next time around. It was Brett Guthrie’s seat and is being held by a rat. The republicans lost it in a special election because they ran a ambulance chaser. I don’t think Paul wants it though.


15 posted on 05/01/2009 5:36:38 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedys float, Mary Jos don't)
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I messed up the seat in question was a KY senate seat.


16 posted on 05/01/2009 5:42:13 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedys float, Mary Jos don't)
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To: GoldStandard
Will the Paul family insist on providing yet another embarassment to public life???? This is a waste of time we can do without. If, as appears to be the case, Jim Bunning is going home rather than running again, the elected Kentucky AG would seem a LOT more likely to retain his seat in the Senate.

What does this offspring of an embarrassing dope have to offer other than being the offspring of an embarrassing dope? Does he want to join his paleodaddy and Weepy Walter Jones in supporting earmarks, shrimpin' subsidies, left wing foreign policy, surrendermonkeyism, anti-Americanism and our nation's enemies? Americans want to know.

17 posted on 05/01/2009 5:54:03 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline of the Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club)
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To: BlackElk

Only you want to know, ya nut.


18 posted on 05/01/2009 5:56:13 PM PDT by GoldStandard
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To: JSDude1

It says 2008. Is that right, or a mistake for 2009?


19 posted on 05/01/2009 5:57:22 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: GoldStandard

True enough. I would enjoy the debates, but I’d bet Grayson wins.


20 posted on 05/01/2009 6:40:39 PM PDT by MNReaganite (Bobby Jindal for President, Jim DeMint for Majority Leader, and Eric Cantor for Speaker!)
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To: GoldStandard

no, I doubt it’s a mistake these things were quietly happening in 2008 as well, though on a much smaller scale (I think mostly connected with the Ron Paul movement)..wasn’t involved in them then, but since I have seen some videos on Rand Paul and am really sold on him, I live in Indiana, if he runs, I may have to take a trip down to the Blue Grass state and help out..!


21 posted on 05/01/2009 8:37:57 PM PDT by JSDude1 (DHS, FBI, FEMA, etc have been bad little boys. They need to be spanked and sent to timeout!)
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To: Verginius Rufus

no, I doubt it’s a mistake these things were quietly happening in 2008 as well, though on a much smaller scale (I think mostly connected with the Ron Paul movement)..wasn’t involved in them then, but since I have seen some videos on Rand Paul and am really sold on him, I live in Indiana, if he runs, I may have to take a trip down to the Blue Grass state and help out..!

(Posted to GoldStandard by accident, instead)!


22 posted on 05/01/2009 8:39:20 PM PDT by JSDude1 (DHS, FBI, FEMA, etc have been bad little boys. They need to be spanked and sent to timeout!)
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To: Verginius Rufus

On the otherhand the video does seem to have been posted in March of this year, so..I don’t know.


23 posted on 05/01/2009 8:40:31 PM PDT by JSDude1 (DHS, FBI, FEMA, etc have been bad little boys. They need to be spanked and sent to timeout!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Thanks for the info. Just a bad picture here.


24 posted on 05/01/2009 10:00:58 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Spay or Neuter your liberal today!)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan; CourtneyLeigh; Just Kimberly; Knuckrider; MBohman; republicanbob1; jcwky; ...

A Kentucky Ping.


25 posted on 05/01/2009 10:13:57 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (just b/c you're paranoid, doesn't mean "they" aren't out to get you.. :^)
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To: GoldStandard
If Kentucky elects Rand to the U.S. Senate, it will truly be a shot heard round the world. He will pull no punches with the communist revolution that is taking over our country. Many people who will never listen to any other Republican will listen to a Paul.

If he is as comitted to abolishing abortion as his father, I will support him vigorously.

26 posted on 05/01/2009 10:54:19 PM PDT by Theophilus (The people who were going to buy your home got aborted 30 years ago.)
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To: rabscuttle385; djsherin; bamahead; murphE; Extremely Extreme Extremist; Captain Kirk; Gondring; ...

Paul Ping


27 posted on 05/01/2009 11:31:21 PM PDT by djsherin (Government is essentially the negation of liberty.)
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To: Theophilus

He does sound like a good man to have, I hope he does well.


28 posted on 05/02/2009 12:09:41 AM PDT by dcwusmc (We need to make government so small that it can be drowned in a bathtub.)
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To: GoldStandard

No thanks. One Paul is one too many.


29 posted on 05/02/2009 3:48:10 AM PDT by j.simmons
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To: GoldStandard

Good. We need more real conservatives and fewer party tools. Not to disparage Bunning necessarily, but Paul looks like a much better choice than the typical jagoff candidate suggested by the RNC.

Maybe someone of similar inclination will run for a FL Senate seat. We have two that we aren’t really using right now...


30 posted on 05/02/2009 4:33:37 AM PDT by ovrtaxt (We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a feather bed. -Jefferson)
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To: BCrago66

Alan Keyes is the reason FR was catapulted into the national spotlight in 98, in case you’ve forgotten.


31 posted on 05/02/2009 4:35:09 AM PDT by ovrtaxt (We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a feather bed. -Jefferson)
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To: MediaMole
What’s he a doctor of? Unless he’s an MD, I don’t see much point in calling him Dr.

Like his father, he's an MD.

32 posted on 05/02/2009 4:39:07 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: GreatDaggar

33 posted on 05/02/2009 4:40:51 AM PDT by Petronski (Learn about the 'cytokine storm.')
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To: GoldStandard

34 posted on 05/02/2009 4:42:36 AM PDT by Petronski (Learn about the 'cytokine storm.')
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To: skinkinthegrass

Thanks for the ping. I would rather keep Bunning. He’s dependable, he’s spot on regarding all the bailout mania; saw the economic crisis coming long before anyone and was ridiculed for it. I didn’t care much for Ron Paul, but admittedly know little of Rand Paul. I’ll listen and consider him, but I’m not pleased that Bunning is being treated the way he has been in the least (and that isn’t Paul’s fault; that’s all on Mitch!)


35 posted on 05/02/2009 7:48:07 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (Does CNN have to wear a condom when covering 0bama or do they carry one, "just in case"?)
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To: djsherin
Here's Bunning's record.

I don't have time today to go through it, but if I lived in Kentucky I sure would in order to decide if this guy is worth reelecting -- or whether there is a better choice.

36 posted on 05/02/2009 10:36:04 AM PDT by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: GoldStandard; Dr. Sivana; ninenot; ArrogantBustard; mnehring; fieldmarshaldj
If you prefer ignorance, feel free.

After the shameful career of paleoPaulie, the two-faced Galveston treason weasel and phony extraordinaire, we don't need his virus spreading to other states through his offspring. Kentucky can do quite nicely, thank you, without Dr. Rand Paul seeking Republican nominations.

What's with his first name, btw, is he named for Ayn Rand, serial adulterer, atheist and abortion advocate? And you think I am a nut????

37 posted on 05/02/2009 11:26:50 AM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline of the Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club)
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To: Theophilus; fieldmarshaldj
Other than his dishonest posing for holy pictures, where do you get the idea that Ron (paleo)Paul is prepared to actually DO anything to abolish abortion. He hides out behind his notions of federalism to excuse the federales of the blame for the next 50 million who will be slaughtered under the rubric of Roe vs. Wade. A SCOTUS decision will not be overturned by state legislation. 10th Amendment or no 10th Amendment, babies will continue to be slaughtered until there is federal action, Ron Paul, Rand Paul and other examples of libertoonian fantasyland notwithstanding.

The Ron Pauls will no more defend the babies than they will defend our country or abolish shrimpin' earmarks for Galveston-Houston.

BTW, why would Rand Paul be any more effective against our nation's domestic enemies than he would against its foreign enemies?

Most people who ARE Republicans would not be caught dead voting for any of the Pauls. (See last year's POTUS primaries and their massive rejection of Papa Loon).

38 posted on 05/02/2009 11:39:11 AM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline of the Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club)
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To: BlackElk
Who the hell names their son Rand ? I think of the blonde Yeoman on Star Trek.
39 posted on 05/02/2009 12:14:30 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: BlackElk

I’m not jumping in until I knownmore about his position on those key issues we have with his dad and if he is smart enough to distance himself from nuts like Alex Jones, Lewellan Rockwell, Don Black, Jamie Kelso, and Ron’s other puppet masters. Randolph may be different.


40 posted on 05/02/2009 1:43:21 PM PDT by mnehring
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2242432/posts?page=37#37


41 posted on 05/02/2009 6:54:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: GoldStandard

Very true. However, it is troubling that Rand Paul decided to start his campaign by putting out information that was not true. He said Grayson was filing to try to push Senator Bunning out of the race and was being disrespectful. Bunning himself encouraged Grayson to start the Exploratory Committee - Paul is so far acting like a loose cannon, personally attacking Grayson for no apparent reason other than he happens to be another person interested in running for the seat.


42 posted on 05/03/2009 1:27:31 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

He should go for one of the state constitutional offices in 2011 - Secretary of State (Grayson is term limited so that seat will be open), Auditor, Treasurer, or Ag. Commissioner. We could certainly use a good auditor to track down misuse of government funds and keep people on their toes...plenty of that going around.


43 posted on 05/03/2009 1:33:49 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

I totally agree about Bunning and his dependability as a strong conservative - unfortunately he really damaged himself in the last race with the teleprompter controversy, saying his opponent resembles one of Saddam’s sons, and now more recently yelling G.D. publicly at a reporter and making comments about what he believes was the impending death of Justice Ginsburg. No one ever said he was a nice guy - in fact he’s quite a jerk - but I do appreciate his stands on the issues and his personality is not why I support him. Unfortunately, that other stuff matters just as much, if not more, in a campaign - it is perception. McConnell can be blamed for some things, but he didn’t make Bunning do those things.


44 posted on 05/03/2009 1:48:21 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

McConnell, unfortunately, has a history of cutting the throats of incumbent Republicans. I’m through with Mitch.

I agree with Bunning not being a nice guy and having poor PR; but let me say for what it’s worth, as an avid writer and corresponder to my Congressmen and Senators, Governors and Presidents; Sen. Bunning has the greatest staff. McConnell’s staff hung up on me on several ocassions, before I could get out anything other than the fact I was calling about the bailout. I know public perception and personality matter, however, I will see I do believe Bunning at least is attentive to what his constituents want. I don’t blame Mitch for Sen. Bunning’s publicity problems; I do blame him for pumping money AWAY from Bunning and I blame him for helping elect Govenor Bashear.


45 posted on 05/03/2009 4:13:17 PM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (Does CNN have to wear a condom when covering 0bama or do they carry one, "just in case"?)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Here’s some more videos of Dr. Rand Paul

Dr. Rand Paul Announcing Possible Senate run
http://www.youtube.com/v/n3ETubI-b5s&hl=en&fs=1

Dr. Rand Paul 4-15-09 Tea Party
http://www.youtube.com/v/eWgLwQos924&hl=en&fs=1


46 posted on 05/04/2009 4:40:19 AM PDT by Cryptic_Snow
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To: BlackElk

Since you asked, yeah I do.


47 posted on 07/10/2009 5:44:17 AM PDT by Zipporah
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

I’ve known staffers for both McConnell and Bunning over the years and they are always helpful I’ve never been dismissed by either but on the other hand Geoff Davis UGH both he and his staffers totally suck.


48 posted on 07/10/2009 5:46:44 AM PDT by Zipporah
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To: Zipporah

I’ll put your concerns on my list of things to worry about and, with the help of an unexpected string of miracle breakthroughs in medicine generally, I will try to notice when I am 175 years old or so, Zippy. Gotta keep things in order of actual importance. Ron Paul is an obviously overheated birdbrain. Did the Rand apple fall far from the tree?


49 posted on 07/10/2009 10:27:17 AM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline of the Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club)
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To: BlackElk

Youre an idiot.


50 posted on 07/12/2009 5:23:47 AM PDT by Zipporah
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