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Paul wins Republican Senate nod in Ky.

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posted on May, 18 2010 @ 06:58 PM

Political novice Rand Paul rode support from tea party activists to victory in Kentucky's Republican Senate primary Tuesday night, delivering a jolt to the GOP establishment and providing fresh evidence of widespread voter discontent in a turbulent midterm election season.

Paul had 59 percent of the vote — with returns counted from 29 percent of the precincts — to 37 percent for Secretary of State Trey Grayson, who had been recruited to run by the state's dominant Republican, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

In a Democratic primary that commanded far less national attention, Attorney General Jack Conway led Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo, 49 percent to 39 percent.

I am very happy that Mr. Paul has won the primaries. This is fantastic, go Paul go! He won overwhelmingly against the establishment Republican.

[edit on 5/18/10 by Misoir]

posted on May, 18 2010 @ 08:04 PM
This is very exciting! The Democrats are extremely unpopular in Kentucky at the moment and therefore Rand Paul should be able to win the senate seat! I very much hope that Paul will turn out to be as principled and as pro-liberty as his father.

posted on May, 18 2010 @ 08:08 PM
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