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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
    AIPNews.com ^ | February 6, 2010
    Bill Johnson for US SenateFeb. 6, 2010Contact: Jennifer Walker 270-604-1164 Contact: Bill Johnson 270-847-6511 press@kentuckybill.com  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 (persistenceconsulting@gmail.com).  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:
  • KENTUCKY ELECTION CENTRAL

    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 MySpace.com 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
    http://www.randpaul2010.com/ ^ | 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...