Skip to comments.ABC News Projects Republican Rand Paul to Win Kentucky Senate Race (Tea Party wave starting )
Posted on 11/02/2010 4:51:39 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
ABC News projects Republican Rand Paul will win the Kentucky Senate race, based on the exit poll, in what is the first major victory of the night for the Tea Party movement.
Paul's victory over Democrat Jack Conway is seen as an early indication of Republicans return to prominence in Congress and a sign of the Tea Party movement's growing political influence.
"There is a Tea-Party tidal wave coming to Washington," Paul told reporters after casting his ballot this morning.
An ophthalmologist and son of libertarian Congressman Rep. Ron Paul, R- Texas, Paul, 47, became an early face of the Tea Party movement when he secured the nomination in May. But he quickly learned what played to the base in the primary would not work in the general election.
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Do you think Mitch McC can rein Rand in?
Don’t worry, McConnell will do everything in his power to make sure Paul is compliant to Obama.
I didn’t follow his campaign at all, so I am curious to ask - is he as libertarian as his father?
Rand strikes me as the maverick type (not the fake maverick type McCain is ).
For how he’ll legislate, see how Ron Paul does it. Like father, like son.
Good, Conway was a pos. I read some of the comments on Rand Paul here, and all I’ve got to say is he won’t carry anyone’s water if he’s anything like the old man.
Rand Paul will do well. He’ll be working to keep the entire Senate in line with the Constitution.