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  • Bill Johnson overtakes Rand Paul in the polls - and his base of support is solid as a rock

    02/06/2010 7:59:21 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 80 replies · 2,349+ views ^ | February 6, 2010
    Bill Johnson for US SenateFeb. 6, 2010Contact: Jennifer Walker 270-604-1164 Contact: Bill Johnson 270-847-6511  JOHNSON OVERTAKES PAUL IN THE POLLS ELKTON — The Bill Johnson for U.S. Senate campaign received the following poll results. Shamrock Polling conducted the statewide poll for an undisclosed client.  Questions regarding the poll can be directed to Persistence Consulting (  The Johnson for U.S. Senate campaign did not pay for or participate in this poll.  The results are consistent with internal polling done by the campaign.We asked 1,257 likely republican voters the following questions:“Who are you planning on voting for US Senate in the...
  • Going Rogue Author Would Never Endorse Rand Paul

    02/08/2010 12:45:28 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 17 replies · 929+ views
    David Horowitz asserted the essentially intellectual nature of Conservatism: Conservatives are best organized around an issue. (They) are generally already committed to religions in which the savior is not government, but a divinity. Barack Obama and the socialist juggernaut he heads have persuaded conservatives that they are prepared to destroy everything Americans hold dear. So theres no real problem in organizing conservatives now, just focus on an issue This primacy of ideas, as opposed to personality worship or political expediency, demands that conservatives quickly confront the significance and implications of Governor Palins endorsement of Dr. Rand Paul, son of Ron...
  • Palin Defends Rand Paul endorsement

    02/07/2010 8:11:10 AM PST · by takecontrol · 96 replies · 1,776+ views
    The Hill ^ | 7th Feb | Jordan Fabian
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) defended her endorsement of anti-establishment Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul, saying that she agrees with his domestic agenda "for the most part." Paul is running in a primary against Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson, who is backed by GOP establishment figures such as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) Asked by "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace why she endorsed Paul, Palin said Because he's a federalist and he wants the states to have more say and as we respect the 10th Amendment in our Constitution, he wants the states to have more...
  • Kentucky Senate: GOP Hopefuls Remain Out Front

    02/04/2010 7:23:46 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies · 364+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | February 4, 2010
    Rand Paul, who picked up Sarah Palins endorsement on Monday, and fellow Republican Trey Grayson continue to lead their two chief Democratic rivals in Kentuckys contest for the U.S. Senate. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state taken Tuesday night finds Paul leading Democratic Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo 48% to 37%. Three percent (3%) like another candidate, and 12% are undecided. Paul, an opthamologist and the son of Congressman Ron Paul, is ahead of state Attorney General Jack Conway 47% to 39%. Given that match-up, three percent (3%) favor some other candidate, and 11% are undecided. Grayson, Kentuckys...
  • By endorsing Rand Paul Palin confirms shes pro-choice (for states) - ALAN KEYES

    02/03/2010 1:31:31 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 384 replies · 3,660+ views
    Loyal to Liberty ^ | February 3, 2010 | Alan Keyes
    [As background for this article, it would be helpful to read these previous posts: Palin's Choice: An Afterword, The saving grace of the republican imperative, Guaranteeing republican government-a little dialogue, Is Palin's lead a pitfall for the pro-life cause?, Sarah Palin-Personally pro-life, but...?, and Kentucky's Bill Johnson-a thoroughbred conservative for the U.S. Senate.] I was with Kentucky U.S. Senate candidate Bill Johnson when the news came that Sarah Palin had endorsed one of Bill's opponents, Rand Paul, in the race for the Republican nomination. We were in the Student Center cafeteria taking time out for a little refreshment after...
  • Grayson loses an endorsement

    02/02/2010 6:27:52 PM PST · by Rodebrecht · 34 replies · 830+ views
    WHAS 11 ^ | 2-2-2010 | Joe Arnold
    Given the Trey Grayson campaign's skepticism that Rand Paul was really getting an endorsement from Sarah Palin, the irony was especially thick when the Grayson campaign had to retract one of its announced endorsements on Monday afternoon. The original news release trumpeted 28 state legislators backing Grayson, including Republican Majority Caucus Chair, Senator Dan Seum (R-38) of Jefferson County. I saw Seum at the Rand Paul rally on Saturday, so I gave him a call Monday night. Seum tells me he withdrew his endorsement of Grayson and is, in fact, endorsing Paul. Seum refused to characterize what led to the...
  • Kentucky Dem county chairman: 'Charles Manson could beat Barack Obama here right now'

    01/18/2010 3:49:02 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 27 replies · 1,718+ views
    The Hill ^ | Jan17, 10 | Bridget Johnson
    Guardian reporter Gary Younge reports from Prestonburg, Ky., an Appalachian coal-mining area that has seen one of its worst years, with a quarter of the families living in poverty and half of the children in Floyd County living on food stamps. And Younge found a lot of fingers pointed at President Barack Obama among the residents there:

    01/14/2010 5:01:52 PM PST · by MestaMachine · 6 replies · 433+ views
    Jan 14, 2010 | MestaMachine
    KENTUCKY ELECTION CENTRAL If we are going to make a difference in the upcoming election, we need to KNOW the candidates. Please post the names of ALL your Congressional candidates on this thread along with any and all information available. We need names, positions, platforms, news articles, statements, pictures. We need to separate the RINOS from the Conservatives, and most of all, we need to get the liberals of either party OUT!We can do this if you help. I have started this thread. All you have to do is contribute a little time and a little research. Help us...
  • Election 2010: Kentucky Senate

    01/08/2010 8:46:50 AM PST · by Sofia · 37 replies · 1,087+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | January 08, 2010 | Scott Rasmussen
    The two top Republican hopefuls for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky have put a little more distance between themselves and their chief Democratic contenders in a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state. Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson and Rand Paul, an opthamologist and the son of Congressman Ron Paul, remain ahead of Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo. Now, however, the GOP hopefuls also are beating state Attorney General Jack Conway.
  • Gun Group Endorses Paul In Senate Race

    01/07/2010 5:56:15 AM PST · by Sofia · 2 replies · 368+ views
    WKRG ^ | January 7, 2010 | The Associated Press
    Frankfort, Kentucky - A pro-gun rights organization has endorsed Rand Paul in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race. Gun Owners of America announced the endorsement on Wednesday. Vice Chairman Tim Macy said Paul's "commitment to the right to keep and bear arms is unwavering."
  • Former presidential contender Forbes to endorse Pauls U.S. Senate bid

    01/04/2010 6:49:01 PM PST · by Sofia · 9 replies · 635+ views
    Bluegrass Politics ^ | January 04, 2010 | Jack Brammer
    FRANKFORT Former presidential candidate Steve Forbes is to endorse Rand Pauls Republican campaign for U.S. Senate, Pauls campaign manager, David Adams, said Monday. Adams said the campaign will issue a news release Tuesday about Forbes endorsement. Forbes was a Republican candidate in the presidential primaries in 1996 and 2000. He primarily ran on a campaign to establish a flat income tax. Forbes also is editor-in-chief of business magazine Forbes.
  • KY-Sen. 2010: Ron Paul Son Rand Makes Ky. Senate Run Official

    12/31/2009 4:26:53 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies · 893+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-12-30
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul's son has officially entered the GOP Senate primary in Kentucky. Rand Paul's campaign manager turned in the candidacy papers and a $500 check to the secretary of state's office on Wednesday afternoon.
  • KY-Sen. 2010: Paul endorsed by women's group (Concerned Women for America)

    12/26/2009 8:59:11 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 31 replies · 1,305+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-12-24
    A pro-life conservative women's political action committee that promotes what it calls "biblical values" has endorsed Bowling Green eye doctor Rand Paul for U.S. Senate. A pro-life conservative women's political action committee that promotes what it calls "biblical values" has endorsed Bowling Green eye doctor Rand Paul for U.S. Senate. In a statement released Wednesday, Concerned Women for America called Paul a "strong man of faith and of conviction." Paul is seeking the GOP nomination for the seat held by fellow Republican Jim Bunning, who is retiring. Beverly LaHaye, founder and chairman of the Concerned Women PAC, cited Paul's financial...
  • KY Sen Poll: Paul Takes Commanding Lead In GOP Race (leading Grayson by 19 points, 44-25)

    12/26/2009 3:48:44 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies · 1,850+ views
    The same grassroots energy that propelled Ron Paul from a little-known Congressman to a force in the presidential primaries now seems to be transferring to his son in his Senate run in Kentucky. Public Policy Polling's (D) latest survey shows him easily ahead of Secretary of State Trey Grayson, who was recruited by the national party after Sen. Jim Bunning (R) was pressured not to seek re-election. Republican Primary Election Matchup Paul 44 Grayson 25 Und 32
  • Rand Paul: Obamacare Means Rationing

    12/22/2009 5:39:00 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 811+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 2009-12-21 | Dan C. Weil
    Rand Paul, son of Texas Congressman Ron Paul and a Republican candidate for Senate in Kentucky, says Democratic healthcare reform will lead to the rationing of care. Paul, an ophthalmologist, cited the example of Canada, which has government-run healthcare. There are 1 million people waiting for any kind of elective surgery in Canada at any one time, he told Newsmax.TVs Ashley Martella. Canada is so bad that they have a lottery. You can sometimes wait one and a half years to see a doctor. Americans are quickly seeing the flaws in healthcare reform, says Paul, who is running for...
  • (Rand) Paul Spokesman Resigns Amid Controversy (KY Senate Race)

    12/17/2009 10:50:49 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 102 replies · 3,547+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | 12-17-2009 | John McArdle
    Paul Spokesman Resigns Amid Controversy By John McArdle | December 17, 2009 11:20 PM The campaign spokesman forKentucky Senate candiate Rand Paul reportedly resigned Thursday evening amid a controversy over a social networking Web page that he maintained. Liberal blogs first posted allegations that Christopher Hightower had racist remarks and pictures on his Web page. After Hightower originally disavowed any connection to the Web page Paul's campaing manager annouced hours later that Hightower had stepped down from Paul's campaign. The controversy has the potential to derail the momentum Paul had been gaining from his strong polling numbers and his...
  • Are You Ready for a Tea Party?

    12/16/2009 2:19:06 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 9 replies · 878+ views ^ | 15 December 2009 | by Christopher Hightower
    On December 16, 2007, supporters of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul broke the all time fundraising record by raising $6 million in a single day, holding tea parties throughout the USA to protest an oppressive government. The sentiment spread like a flame of liberty across the entire country, as more people became aware of the dangers government control poses to their lives, liberty and property. Millions of people from all political backgrounds now participate in local tea parties, and are proving too volatile to channel into supporting politics as usual, causing headaches for politicians of both parties who would ignore...
  • Rand Paul's early lead a sign of party division

    12/06/2009 7:18:31 PM PST · by skinkinthegrass · 5 replies · 774+ views
    Lexington Hearld-Leader ^ | Sunday, Dec. 06, 2009 | Jack Brammer and Ryan Alessi
    Republican Elliot Polach is disenchanted with his party's leaders inWashington, many of whom voted for a bank bailout and other big-ticketspending bills in the past year.These days, he'd rather be called a conservative than a Republican.Polach, the 18-year-old founder of the TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party inPaducah, is emblematic of deep and widespread frustration that has surfacedin Republican primaries nationwide.
  • KY-Sen. 2010: In Kentucky, a Senate Candidate With a Pedigree for Agitation (Rand Paul)

    11/29/2009 5:29:09 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 988+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2009-11-25 | Ian Urbina
    FRANKFORT, Ky. Representative Ron Paul proved to be a surprising presence in the presidential race in 2008. Now his son, Dr. Rand Paul, has become an unexpected contender in the 2010 Senate race in Kentucky. Dr. Paul an ophthalmologist and a son of the congressman, a Texas Republican and former presidential candidate has become a serious challenger in the race to succeed Senator Jim Bunning. Capitalizing on a hearty distrust of government and an anti-Republican-establishment fervor among conservatives, he has used the Internet to raise more than $1.3 million since he began his campaign in August. This...
  • KY-Sen. 2010: Trey Grayson gave keynote speech at Van Jones-sponsored climate change event

    11/29/2009 12:28:33 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 68 replies · 3,350+ views
    (snip) Trey Grayson, a Republican candidate for US Senate, was the keynote speaker on the issue of global warming last year at Eastern Kentucky University as part of the National Focus the Nation event. Now, why is that such a big deal? Well, the Special Adviser for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation for Focus the Nation is none other than Van Jones. Yes, that's right, the self-proclaimed communist Obama hired to be the Green Jobs Czar that had to tuck tail and resign at midnight. WHOA Now, let's back up a bit. Here's a bit of history on Focus the...
  • KY-Sen: Mitch McConnell Makes His Choice

    11/17/2009 8:40:12 AM PST · by GoldStandard · 11 replies · 926+ views
    The Washington Independent ^ | 11/17/2009 | David Weigel
    Rand Paul, the son of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), has surprised a lot of people by surging in polls and fundraising to quasi-frontrunner status in next years U.S. Senate race in Kentucky. But Chris Cillizza reports that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is weighing in against Paul and hosting a fundraiser for Trey Grayson, the young secretary of state, whose establishment candidate credentials have been a little banged up by Pauls campaign.
  • Rand Paul has asked Sarah Palin to campaign for him

    11/15/2009 11:45:32 AM PST · by Josh Painter · 83 replies · 2,108+ views
    Texas for Sarah Palin ^ | Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 1:35 PM | Josh Painter
    Rand Paul, a candidate in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Kentucky revealed in an interview Thursday for the Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire blog that his campaign has asked 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin to campaign for him: Washington Wire: Do you want Sarah Palin to campaign for you?Paul: We’d love to have her come. We’ve made some overtures to her.But the son of Texas congressman Ron Paul did not seem too excited about two other potential Republican presidential candidates: Washington Wire: What about Tim Pawlenty or Mitt Romney?Paul: I don’t know much about Tim Pawlenty....
  • Surprise Republican Senate candidate reaching out to Sen. McConnell

    11/10/2009 11:52:33 PM PST · by GoldStandard · 7 replies · 1,203+ views
    WHAS11-TV ^ | 11/10/2009 | Joe Arnold
    (WHAS11) - The surprise candidate in Kentucky's Republican U.S. Senate primary tells WHAS11 News he is reaching out to senior Senator, Mitch McConnell. Rand Paul is a Bowling Green eye surgeon. His campaign's poll numbers and fundraising success have stunned party leaders and it is early in the game.
  • KY-Sen./CT-Sen. 2010: Republican Liberty Caucus Endorses Rand Paul, Peter Schiff

    11/10/2009 4:32:27 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 762+ views
    Its still early to be thinking about 2010 elections, but the Republican Liberty Caucus National Board has approved several endorsements for 2010 already. Liberty fans across the country will be pleased to note that the RLC endorsed Rand Paul in his bid to become U.S. Senator in Kentucky, and Peter Schiff in his bid to represent Connecticut in the Senate. The RLC has also endorsed Jason Shepherd for State Representative in Georgia, Shane Schoeller (Incumbent) for State Representative in Missouri, and Bill Hunt for Orange County Sheriff in California. Our endorsements process has just begun, so please stay tuned for...
  • KY-Sen. 2010: (Rand) Paul explains his platform ("government created the entire problem")

    11/09/2009 12:28:45 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 1,562+ views
    The Times-Tribune, Corbin, Ky. ^ | 2009-11-09 | Adam S. Sulfridge
    Dr. Rand Paul, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, explained his position on taxes, government spending, the drug abuse epidemic, welfare and other government benefits during an exclusive interview with the Times-Tribune, just hours before his appearance at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg. Initially, Dr. Paul addressed drug abuse in rural Kentucky. As a doctor, he immediately zeroed in on more vigilant policing of doctors who recklessly write prescriptions. He asked, Are they being disciplined? Im a doctor and occasionally Ill get notification from the medical licensure board of people who are having their licenses suspended. Referencing a recent...
  • KY-Sen. 2010: (Rand) Paul plans health care town hall (kill Fedzilla, more HSAs, more free market)

    11/09/2009 12:25:28 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 347+ views
    The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Ky. | 2009-11-06 | Joseph Gerth
    Link only, per FR copyright rules
  • Rand Paul, Frontrunner

    11/05/2009 8:44:38 PM PST · by GoldStandard · 106 replies · 2,325+ views
    The Washington Independent ^ | 11/04/2009 | David Weigel
    Josh Kraushaar catches a surprising poll in the 2010 primary for U.S. Senate in Kentucky. In the GOP race, Rand Paul, the son of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and a first-time candidate, has jumped out to a small lead over Secretary of State Trey Grayson. The trends: Rand Paul 35 (+9)Trey Grayson 32 (-4) Paul has an eight-point lead among conservative voters who make up about 70 percent of the GOP primary electorate.
  • Exclusive WHAS11/Survey USA poll: Rand Paul surges for GOP

    11/03/2009 3:25:00 PM PST · by GoldStandard · 24 replies · 1,256+ views
    WHAS-TV ^ | 11/03/2009 | Joe Arnold
    The Republican party in Kentucky has never seen anything like it. Bowling Green eye doctor Rand Paul has no political experience, but with the support of the same people who backed his Dad - Texas Congressman Ron Paul when he ran for president,, Rand Paul has now at least pulled even with Secretary of State Trey Grayon in the GOP U.S. Senate primary. 32% Grayson 35% Paul 2% Johnson 1% Oerther 3% Thoney 10% Other 18% Undecided In fact, the WHAS11/Survey USA poll has Paul ahead of Grayson by three percentage points - with a 4.1 percent margin of error....
  • Ky. 2010: Rand Paul's surge in Kentucky [libertarians revolting against NRSC, Cornyn, McConnell]

    11/04/2009 9:56:58 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies · 820+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-11-04
    Kentucky could be the next state to host a race where the GOP's grassroots rebels against the party establishment. Rand Paul, the son of former presidential candidate Ron Paul, has pulled into the lead in the Kentucky Senate race in a new SurveyUSA poll, ahead of the establishment favorite, Secretary of State Trey Grayson. Paul now leads Grayson by three points, 35 to 32 percent, the first time hes led any poll in the Kentucky race so far. Its not the first sign that Paul stands a credible chance at an upset: Paul raised over $1 million in the last...
  • KY 2010: [Rand] Paul rakes in $1 million for US Senate [surges ahead of all other candidates]

    10/15/2009 12:47:27 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 1,562+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-10-15
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Republican Rand Paul has raised more than $1 million for his U.S. Senate campaign, largely from Internet fundraisers that have proven especially lucrative for him. The son of former presidential candidate Ron Paul eclipsed all other major candidates in the third quarter.
  • Election 2010: Kentucky Senate

    10/05/2009 4:06:27 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 11 replies · 1,025+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 5, 2009 | Scott Rasmussen
    Republicans look like theyre in for a tough fight in Kentucky to maintain the seat of retiring U.S. Senator Jim Bunning. The first Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 survey in the state finds the two leading GOP candidates beating one top Democratic contender but struggling against the other. Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson beats Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo by seven points 44% to 37%. Four percent (4%) of Kentucky voters like some other candidate, and 14% are undecided. Both men have announced their candidacies. Mongiardo was the unsuccessful Democratic challenger to Bunning in 2004. Grayson runs dead-even 40% to 40%...
  • 2010 Kentucky Senate: Early Match-ups Suggest Tight Race for GOP Vacancy

    10/05/2009 5:29:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies · 672+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 05, 2009
    Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson beats Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo by seven points 44% to 37%. Four percent (4%) of Kentucky voters like some other candidate, and 14% are undecided. Both men have announced their candidacies. Mongiardo was the unsuccessful Democratic challenger to Bunning in 2004. Grayson runs dead-even 40% to 40% against another announced Democratic candidate, state Attorney General Jack Conway, with just three percent (3%) opting for some other candidate. Seventeen percent (17%) are undecided. Rand Paul, an opthamologist and the son of Congressman Ron Paul, also has announced his bid for the GOP gubernatorial nomination in...
  • $1million 3rd quarter for Rand Paul

    10/01/2009 7:31:54 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 9 replies · 769+ views
    WHAS-TV ^ | October 01, 2009 | Joe Arnold
    The Rand Paul Senate campaign is beating its collective chest after raising $1 million in the third quarter of 2009. While other campaigns may take a while to release 3rd quarter reports, the Paul campaign routinely posts its day to day totals. "The good news is we raised $55,000 the last two days with just a few phone calls and emails. The great news is that with this million dollar quarter behind us, Rand Paul can continue to shift the focus away from the power brokers' protection of the status quo to instead talking about balanced budgets, term limits, and...
  • Rand Paul Health Care Town Hall Meeting.

    09/27/2009 10:43:03 AM PDT · by specsaregood · 8 replies · 606+ views
    Candidate for KY US Senate Dr. Rand Paul held a "Town Hall" meeting on the topic of Health Care. Although some questions from the audience delved into other unrelated topics. In the meeting he tried to get across his ideas for free-martket solutions to reforming Healthcare. Video of the event can be found here:
  • In Kentucky, GOP Senate Contender Hits Obstacle on Path to Nomination

    09/09/2009 4:46:59 PM PDT · by Rodebrecht · 3 replies · 553+ views
    Politico ^ | 9/9/09 | Alex Isenstadt
    In an interview with POLITICO, Paul painted Grayson as a soft conservative, slamming him for once voting for President Bill Clinton and questioning why he accepted donations from senators who had voted in support of the Troubled Asset Relief Program bailout. I just dont think he has a lot of hard or strong beliefs, said Paul.
  • Will Rand Paul Take up the Federal Reserve Fight in the Senate?

    09/06/2009 12:41:00 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies · 990+ views
    American Banking News ^ | September 6, 2009
    Over the last few months, there has been a growing movement to bring transparency and new levels of accountability to the US Federal Reserve. Congressman Ron Paul has been leading the fight in the House of Representatives. Theres no champion fighting in the US Senate to bring accountability to the Federal Reserve, but that might change if one Kentucky senatorial candidate gets elected. Currently in the U.S. Senate, theres a piece of legislation similar to Ron Pauls H.R. 1207 which would bring new levels of accountability to the Federal Reserve by allowing the GAO to audit the Fed. The legislation,...
  • Poll: Republican ahead in Kentucky race

    09/04/2009 4:02:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies · 1,015+ views
    The Hill ^ | September 4, 2009 | Reid Wilson
    Secretary of State Trey Grayson (R) leads both of his Democratic opponents in the battle to replace retiring Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.), according to a new independent poll. Though he is known by fewer Bluegrass voters than either Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo (D) or Attorney General Jack Conway (D), Grayson leads both by slim margins. Grayson outpaces Mongiardo by a 45-41 percent margin, while he leads Conway 46 percent to 40, according to the Research 2000 survey taken for the liberal Daily Kos website.
  • CT/KY 2010: Ron Paul campaign lives on in Senate races [as CT RINOs call Schiff, libertarians crazy]

    09/01/2009 7:22:18 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 17 replies · 1,077+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-09-01 | Aaron Blake
    Rep. Ron Pauls (R-Texas) presidential campaign will live on in 2010 in the form of two of his closest devotees running in key Senate races. And they are starting to have a real impact. Pauls libertarian-leaning presidential bid, while notable for its novelty and the amount of money he raised, was never given a chance. By contrast, his son Rand Paul and adviser Peter Schiff are starting to be seen and felt in two of the biggest Senate races in the country.
  • Trey Grayson enters U.S. Senate race

    08/26/2009 6:02:59 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 57 replies · 1,738+ views
    WKYT ^ | August 26, 2009 | Jeff Allen
    He is in charge of keeping our statewide elections fair and orderly, but now Kentucky's Secretary of State is in a contest of his own. Trey Grayson is officially entering the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky. When Senator Jim Bunning recently announced he would not be seeking re-election, that paved the way for Grayson to run in the republican primary. He's making that official by announcing his candidacy through several stops around the state this week, including several visits in eastern Kentucky. At the London-Corbin Airport Wednesday afternoon, Trey Grayson wasted no time in jumping into the health care debate....
  • Poll: Ron Pauls Son Could Win U.S. Senate Seat in Kentucky

    08/18/2009 4:07:25 PM PDT · by freepersunite · 14 replies · 1,458+ views
    Washington Independent ^ | 8/18/09 | David Weigel
    Rand Paul, the son of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), is touting the first public poll on the GOP primary for next years U.S. Senate race. According to the survey, conducted for WHAS11, Paul trails GOP frontrunner Trey Grayson by only 11 points, 37-26. Among conservative Republican voters, he only trails by 7 points. And Paul only trails the two potential Democratic nominees by single digits. (Grayson leads both candidates, Attorney General Jack Conway and Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo.) Great news for Rand Paul ahead of his scheduled moneybomb internet fundraiser on August 20, writes Joe Arnold in an analysis of...
  • Rand Paul's present to his dad Ron

    08/24/2009 4:50:40 PM PDT · by freepersunite · 36 replies · 1,564+ views
    US News ^ | August 21, 2009 | Paul Bedard, Nikki Schwab
    Rand Paul's Birthday Present to Dad Ron Paul By Nikki Schwab, Washington Whispers What do you give a congressman for his birthday? If you're Senate candidate Rand Paul and you're choosing presents for dad, Rep. Ron Paul, whose birthday was yesterday, you go for gifts that scream politics. "I gave him an original copy of Barry Goldwater's Conscience of a Conservative that was given to me by the publisher," Rand Paul tells Whispers, adding that it was published in Kentucky, where he's running for U.S. Senate. He also gave his pop, who's a big fan of economics, some early 20th-century...
  • Rand Paul "Moneybomb" exploding today

    08/20/2009 8:27:13 AM PDT · by freepersunite · 29 replies · 1,663+ views
    The New American ^ | 20 August 2009 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul of Kentucky is reaping an online fundraising bonanza today, as a money bomb for his campaign efforts exploded from supporters of his father's 2008 presidential campaign. Organized by music promoter Trevor Lyman, the man who organized multimillion-dollar online fundraising efforts for the 2008 Ron Paul for President campaign, the campaign hopes to raise as much as $1 million during the day. Rand Paul is running as a Republican for the open U.S. Senate seat in Kentucky being vacated by retiring Republican Senator Jim Bunning. The official Rand Paul for Senate website,, reported as of...
  • Grayson, Mongiardo lead in Senate poll

    08/18/2009 2:37:17 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 6 replies · 702+ views
    WHAS-TV ^ | August 18, 2009 | Joe Arnold
    Attorney General Jack Conway is the fundraising frontrunner, but the WHAS11 Survey USA poll of Kentuckians over the last three days shows Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo with an eight point advantage over Conway in the Democratic primary, 39% to 31% -- a lead that Mongiardo will certainly trumpet in his fundraising efforts. For the republicans, Secretary of State Trey Grayson has been considered the presumptive nominee. But -- Bowling Green opthamologist Rand Paul is a wild card -- especially if he can tap into the national fundraising support of his father, former presidential candidate Ron Paul. So far -- Grayson...
  • Rand Paul wants to "throttle a few people and then come home"

    08/06/2009 8:37:10 AM PDT · by Rodebrecht · 4 replies · 743+ views
    ABC 11 (Louisville) ^ | 8/5/09 | Joe Arnold
    On the primary contest vs. Sec. of State Trey Grayson: "I think he'll be a challenge." Paul says Grayson is "harder to pigeonhole" because he's in a non-partisan positon. "A large percentage of the time, he's been out shaking hands to run for the next office." "He really wants to stay in government and he will do, I think, what it takes But I don't think he has the fire in his belly that I have to change things. I don't really care to go up there forever. I want to go up there and throttle a few people and...
  • Rand Paul running for Ky Senate Seat (Breaking on Fox)

    08/05/2009 1:39:49 PM PDT · by Onerom99 · 99 replies · 2,456+ views
    Fox News
    on with Cavuto now.
  • Rand Paul Declares Candidacy For Kentucky Senate Seat

    08/05/2009 2:07:54 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 318+ views
    CQPolitics ^ | August 5, 2009 | Greg Giroux
    Rand Paul, a son of Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul, is making official his 2010 campaign for a Senate seat in Kentucky. Paul, an eye surgeon from Bowling Green, had referred to his Senate campaign as an "exploratory" effort. "Dr. Paul will now transition his exploratory committee to a full election committee," his campaign said in a release Wednesday. Paul initiated his campaign in mid-May, when Republican Sen. Jim Bunning was still saying he planned to seek re-election. Paul is declaring his candidacy for Bunning's seat less than two weeks after Bunning said July 27 that he would not run....
  • AP NewsBreak: Paul seeking US Senate seat from Ky.

    08/05/2009 11:40:46 AM PDT · by Rodebrecht · 12 replies · 1,302+ views
    AP via Star-Ledger ^ | 8/5/09 | Associated Press
    FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A Kentucky ophthalmologist who has been eyeing a U.S. Senate campaign says he will run for the seat now held by Jim Bunning. Republican Rand Paul of Bowling Green ended months of speculation Wednesday when he told The Associated Press in an interview that he is entering the race. Paul told the AP of his decision in advance of a series of planned media events, including an appearance on national television Wednesday evening. Paul had been considering running even before the 77-year-old Bunning announced last week that he intends to retire when his second term ends next...
  • Classic Contest in Works for GOP Senate Seat

    08/03/2009 10:49:41 AM PDT · by Rodebrecht · 8 replies · 763+ views
    Human Events ^ | 7/29/09 | John Gizzi
    With Bunning out, the stage is set for a classic confrontation between the establishment: Grayson with McConnells backing, either overtly or covertly -- and Dr. Rand Paul of Bowling Green, son of Rep. Ron Paul (R.-Tex.). Young Paul is a cinch to have the backing of his fathers nationwide network of donors who were the force behind Paul, Sr.s abortive bid for the Republican presidential nomination last year. In addition, a number of party workers who loved Jim Bunning are likely to roll up their sleeves on behalf of first-time candidate Paul.
  • Just announced! Jim Bunning not running for re-election

    07/27/2009 1:22:47 PM PDT · by Donna in Decatur · 46 replies · 2,163+ views
    Fox news | 7-27-09 | Neil Cavuto
    Another republican senate seat up the republicans have to hold onto. Jim Bunning was getting to old to be able to carry this seat any longer. Can the repulicans hold it? Are the odds against them? Who knows.
  • Like His Father, Ron Paul's Kentucky Son Raises Cash Online

    07/02/2009 10:47:54 PM PDT · by Rodebrecht · 7 replies · 694+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 7/1/09 | Greg Giroux
    A possible bid for the 2010 Republican Senate nomination in Kentucky certainly won't enable eye surgeon Rand Paul to rake in the mega-millions in campaign donations procured by his much better-known father -- Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul -- when he campaigned for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination on his strongly libertarian-tinged platform.