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    Rand Paul

    Rand Paul, the son of Rep. Ron Paul, is seeking the Republican nomination for the US Senate in Kentucky. Rand Paul is a ophthalmologist with a practice in Bowling Green. The current Senator is Jim Bunning, Republican, who is not seeking reelection. Bunning has been criticized for being lackluster & poor at raising campaign funds. Coincidently, Bunning does not get along with the other senator from Kentucky, Mitch McConnell, also a Republican. McConnell is the minority leader in the Senate (use to be majority leader until 2006), is one of the most powerful Republicans in the US. This was no doubt a factor in Bunning's troubles in raising campaign donations. McConnell has come out in favor of Trey Grayson, the current Secretary of State for Kentucky, to succeed Bunning;


    McConnell is a snake who was in charge of the Senate while Bush was running the country into the ground & paving the way for an Obama presidency. McConnell treats Kentucky as his own personal fiefdom. McConnell is also married to Elaine Chao, former Secretary of Labor is the Bush 43 administration;


    I see the contest for the Republican nomination a battle between the old neocon wing of the Republican Party & the Paleo-Conservatives. McConnell has lined up several prominent neocons to endorce Grayson - including some who were voted out of office, like Rick Santorum. I would not be surprised if McConnell moves to undecut Paul & attempt to throw the senate race to the Democrats if Paul wins the nomination.

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    Rand Paul Wins Senate GOP Primary in Kentucky

    A major defeat for the Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell!

    Tea Party favorite Rand Paul defeated Republican establishment candidate Trey Grayson in Tuesday's GOP Senate primary in Kentucky, giving the anti-big government movement its most significant political victory yet.

    With 31 percent of precincts reporting, Paul was leading with 59 percent of the vote to Grayson's 37 percent.

    Grayson called Paul to concede the race, Paul campaign manager David Adams told Fox News.

    Paul is a 47-year-old Bowling Green eye surgeon who had never before run for office and turned to the Internet fundraising model used by his father to pay for his campaign. Grayson stayed competitive drawing heavy financial support from traditional GOP donors inside Kentucky.

    The Kentucky primary is one of several high-stakes Senate races in three states that political analysts are closely watching to determine the mood of the country's electorate less than five months before November's elections in which Republicans will seek to regain control of both houses in Congress.

    Sen. Arlen Specter is fighting for his political career in Pennsylvania against Rep. Joe Sestak in the Democratic primary. And Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln is trying to save her job in Arkansas against Lt. Gov. Bill Halter.

    In a fourth race with national implications, Republican Tim Burns and Democrat Mark Critz vied to fill out the final few months in the term of the late Rep. John Murtha in southwestern Pennsylvania.

    In Kentucky, Grayson was backed by the state's Republican establishment while Paul enjoyed the support of the Tea Party, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, retiring Sen. Jim Bunning and conservative Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina.

    Democrats quickly sought to cast Paul's victory as a loss for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who backed Grayson.

    "Today, Kentucky Republicans selected Rand Paul as their Senate nominee, handing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell a stunning loss," said Democratic National Chairman Tim Kaine in a written statement.

    "In a show of weakness for the Minority Leader, and in a race that symbolized the fight over the heart and soul of the Republican Party, Rand Paul overcame McConnell's handpicked candidate by a large margin," he said. "Unfortunately for Republicans, ordinary Americans are unlikely to be receptive to extreme candidates like Rand Paul in the general election this November."

    Murray resident Bill Osburn said he voted for Paul because "he's not a politician."

    "I'm against the establishment. They're all crooked, unreliable and selfish for power," said Osburn, 79, a military retiree. "We need citizen representatives, not political politicians."

    The two leading Democratic Senate candidates, Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo and state Attorney General Jack Conway, were locked in a close race. Mongiardo barely lost six years ago to Bunning.

    Although Kentucky is solidly Democratic by voter registration, it tends to vote Republican in federal races. The GOP holds both of the state's Senate seats and four of six House seats, and Republican John McCain carried the state in last year's presidential election with 57 percent of the vote.

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    With 99.5% of precincts reporting, Rand has secured 58.8% of the vote, crushing his establishment opponent.

    Paul 58.8%
    Grayson 35.4%
    Johnson 2.2%
    Stephenson 2.0%
    Scribner 0.8%
    Congratulations to Rand Paul!

    Rand Paul Wins Kentucky Primary For U.S. Senate Victory Speech


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    I'm so glad he won.His win is what you would call a crushing defeat and just
    goes to show you that this country is ready for a different type of "Change".
    If Rand runs for President sometime in the near future I will vote for him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OneWolf View Post
    If Rand runs for President sometime in the near future I will vote for him.

    So will I

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    Rand Paul comments about civil rights stir controversy

    I like the way this guy thinks!

    Two days after becoming the newest symbol of "tea party" politics, Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul of Kentucky thrust himself, his party and the movement into an uncomfortable conversation about the federal government's role in prohibiting racial discrimination and [U]about a period of history that most politicians consider beyond debate. [U]

    Paul, who beat an establishment-backed candidate in Tuesday's GOP primary, appeared on MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show" and, in a long exchange with the liberal host, repeated his belief in a limited government that should not force private businesses to abide by civil rights law.

    His statements created an overnight controversy, with Paul, an ophthalmologist and political novice, thrown on the defensive as party leaders sought to distance themselves from their new nominee's views until he began to pull back from his remarks. By midday, Paul issued a statement saying he abhors discrimination, backs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and would not support its repeal.

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    He had to backtract to avoid rallying the anti-racist mobs but I think he let it slip how he really feels.

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    Me as well! Nice job gentlemen, keep up the good work and congrats to Rand Paul!

    Quote Originally Posted by OneWolf View Post
    I'm so glad he won.His win is what you would call a crushing defeat and just
    goes to show you that this country is ready for a different type of "Change".
    If Rand runs for President sometime in the near future I will vote for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Æmeric View Post
    Rand Paul, the son of Rep. Ron Paul, is seeking Republican nomination
    So if he gets elected, he's just going to become another Republican. Where's the progress here?

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    There is a struggle right now for control of the Republican party. The struggle is between the RINOs, the neocons, and the true conservative small government types. The good thing about this is that the RINOs will loose. The people are mad at big government and BHO.

    There is a good chance conservatives will carry the day in November and I really can't see the DNC turning away from their leftist big government views any time soon.
    Life is like a fire hydrant- sometimes you help people put out their fires, but most of the time you just get peed on by every dog in the neighborhood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardisten View Post
    So if he gets elected, he's just going to become another Republican. Where's the progress here?
    We have a 2-party system in the US. It is easier for reformers to get into Congress by taking over the Republican Party then by trying to win on a third party platform. This is why McConnell & other neocons came out against Paul.

    Personally I would like to see the 2-party system shattered. The current system is set up to protect incumbrents for viable competition at election time.

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