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Paul wins Ky. Sen. primary in test of tea party

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posted on May, 18 2010 @ 06:58 PM
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Rand Paul defeated Republican establishment favorite Trey Grayson in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, a closely watched race that was a key test of the tea party movement's strength. Paul, the son of former presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, on Tuesday gave the tea party its first victory in a statewide election — one that could embolden the fledgling political movement in other states. With 31 percent of precincts reporting, Paul was leading with 65,702 votes, or 59 percent, to Grayson's 40,767 votes or 37 percent. Paul, a 47-year-old Bowling Green eye surgeon, 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.

Now this is change I can believe in.




posted on May, 18 2010 @ 07:04 PM
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Even if he has the same ideas as his father I hope he doesn't voice them too loudly, tha is what kept his father out of the white house.
As long as he knows that we know its all good



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 07:08 PM
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Looks like the tea-party has a real victory vs. the main-stream Republicans. (Well, Utah and Florida count as victories too).

www.huffingtonpost.com...

It will be real interesting if the more liberal candidates displace the entrenched Democrats in Arkansas and Pennsylvania later tonight....

All this on the heels of the latest polling showing that democrats and republicans are tied in the overall generalized 2010 polling:

pollingreport.com...

Looks like incumbents, of all stripes, might fair somewhat worse than usual this fall. Likely, though, 80-90%+ of incumbents will still be reelected....


The one race I'm watching most intently is the special congressional race to replace the deceased Jack Murtha in Pennsylvania.



www.realclearpolitics.com...

PA-12 Special Election Is Set

Republicans in Pennsylvania's 12th District chose businessman Tim Burns as their nominee in the special election race to complete the term of the late Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.).

Burns will face Murtha's former district director Mark Critz in the May 18 contest. Burns was chosen by 85 of 131 voters at the district's GOP convention last night, the Tribune-Democrat reports.

"We have an opportunity to put a common-sense conservative in a seat that has long been held by a political insider," Burns told the crowd, referring to Murtha's powerful position as head of the Appropriations Defense subcommittee and close ties to Speaker Pelosi.

Critz was chosen earlier this week by Democratic leaders in the district ahead of former state Treasurer Barbara Hafer.


That district voted for McCain over Obama, so if the republican doesn't beat the Murtha disciple, it really calls into question the expectations many mainstream republicans have for November, 2010.

www.redstate.com...

Stay tuned (it will be nice to have an actual race to analyze vs. grandiose predictions, for once)....

Best,
SN


[edit on 5/18/2010 by skunknuts]



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 07:09 PM
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Originally posted by Just Wondering
Even if he has the same ideas as his father I hope he doesn't voice them too loudly, tha is what kept his father out of the white house.
As long as he knows that we know its all good


Hell , I hope he shouts them from the mountain. Ron Paul has opened a lot of eyes concerning the fed and such.



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 07:11 PM
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you're preaching to the choir but realistically the Paul's will never be taken seriously unless they take it down a notch. Learn from Obama, get elected and then do your real agenda.



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 07:17 PM
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He's a REAL Tea Party candidate as well...not a phony former establishment GOPer, lobbyist, or CEO.

I'm glad he won....and he did it with almost every other prominent Republican backing the other candidate...including Cheney and McConnell.

I hope he is the future of the GOP and the reign of the Neo-Cons and Corporatists ends.

Btw...They just can't stop talking about Rand Paul today! He's been on the news pretty much since the day started.

[edit on 18-5-2010 by David9176]

[edit on 18-5-2010 by David9176]



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 07:20 PM
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I live in Louisville and this has been one of the most publicized elections in my states history. And yes, I voted for Rand. Trey Greyson is as much of a republican as McKain.



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 07:24 PM
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My first thoughts are HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

If Rand wins the people will have won a great victory in Kentucky, that being said I hope he does not become an agent of the right wing neocons.

They will rally around him but it is only to poison whatever good he may do.

He would do good to remember how they treated his Father and repay the favor.

Go Rand Paul!



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 07:28 PM
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No
No
No...
Never lose your principles. You cannot be deceptive and EVER be legitimate.

Rand Paul, like his poppy, has grass-roots support. The kind most politicians spend tons of money to spray Round-Up all over.
It didn't work this time, and that is really significant.

Really good news.



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 07:29 PM
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Originally posted by David9176
He's a REAL Tea Party candidate as well...not a phony former establishment GOPer, lobbyist, or CEO.

I'm glad he won....and he did it with almost every other prominent Republican backing the other candidate...including Cheney and McConnell.

I hope he is the future of the GOP and the reign of the Neo-Cons and Corporatists ends.

Btw...They just can't stop talking about Rand Paul today! He's been on the news pretty much since the day started.

[edit on 18-5-2010 by David9176]

[edit on 18-5-2010 by David9176]


Ya . Im amazed . The tea party seems viable . They have underestimated themselves. People hate the status quo.



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 07:32 PM
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Conservative wins Republican Senate race in Kentucky

Rand Paul, a favorite of conservative "Tea Party" groups, beat the establishment choice on Tuesday to win the Republican U.S. Senate primary in the biggest victory so far for the loosely organized movement, CNN projected.

www.reuters.com...

As dedicated supporter of his father, congratulations!


I think never could done this with different dad, who is not supported only in US, but in whole world amongst thinkers - listen his message, and just put full steam behind your fathers words, Rand!



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 07:48 PM
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Woooo Hoooooo! Looks like the removal of Progressives from the US Congress has begun. I expect november to lead to a cleaning of the scurge of Progressivism for the next generation or two.



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 07:54 PM
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Woooo Hoooooo! Looks like the removal of Progressives from the US Congress has begun. I expect november to lead to a cleaning of the scurge of Progressivism for the next generation or two.


What does Rand Paul defeating his corporatist Republican contender in the primary have to do w/ removal of progressives?

I'm 100% sure progressives hate Mitch McConnell and the mainstream republicans way more than most people that call themselves teapartiers.

By the way, did you notice that democratic turn-out was MUCH higher than republicans in Kentucky (both the winning AND losing democrat had HIGHER numbers than Rand Paul), despite the high-profile race w/ Paul???!!! Hmmm....

Best,
SN

[edit on 5/18/2010 by skunknuts]



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 07:56 PM
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I just watched him speaking live on TV. His parents were there. His dad was beaming like a brand new father.


Rand gave lots of credit to the TPM for his win.

Rand Paul...2016 or 2020



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 07:57 PM
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Well just keep dreaming my friend. The reason Paul winning matters is that he will go on to crush the democrat in November. In KY, given the choice people chose the most conservative politician. I think that will be the trend across most of the country. The most conservative politician will defeat the Progressives in both the Democrat and Republican parties.



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 07:59 PM
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Originally posted by mishigas
I just watched him speaking live on TV. His parents were there. His dad was beaming like a brand new father.


Rand gave lots of credit to the TPM for his win.

Rand Paul...2016 or 2020


Rand Paul, just like his father, will be hated, ostracized, and ridiculed by the mainstream republican establishment. The only way any Paul will make it onto a presidential ticket would be as a third-party candidate.

Best,
SN



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 08:01 PM
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Originally posted by Hugh G Rections
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Well just keep dreaming my friend. The reason Paul winning matters is that he will go on to crush the democrat in November. In KY, given the choice people chose the most conservative politician. I think that will be the trend across most of the country. The most conservative politician will defeat the Progressives in both the Democrat and Republican parties.


You are the one dreaming. Let's see how the races in Pennsylvania and Arkansas go.

Like I said, if republicans can't take Murtha's old seat in Pennsylvania (in a district McCain beat Obama), your little theory will be already have been proven utterly false by the end of this evening!

www.realclearpolitics.com...



"We have an opportunity to put a common-sense conservative in a seat that has long been held by a political insider," Burns told the crowd, referring to Murtha's powerful position as head of the Appropriations Defense subcommittee and close ties to Speaker Pelosi.

Critz was chosen earlier this week by Democratic leaders in the district ahead of former state Treasurer Barbara Hafer.


www.fivethirtyeight.com...

Best,
SN


[edit on 5/18/2010 by skunknuts]



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 08:09 PM
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Rand Paul, just like his father, will be hated, ostracized, and ridiculed by the mainstream republican establishment. The only way any Paul will make it onto a presidential ticket would be as a third-party candidate.


The mainstream Republican establishment is fast losing their power and are being replaced by a strong conservative movement in the US. So I wouldn't worry too much about their endorsement. The TPM is currently the strongest, most active political movement in the US, and their endorsement is worth more than any from the D's or R's.



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 08:12 PM
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Sounds like you are buying the Obama admins propoganda machine... MSNBC and their ilk. So if we loose one race then that means we wont win plenty of other races? That doesn't make sense.

Just face it, most of the American public, the responsible part, have had enough of Obama's move toward greater Socialism and bigger government. Just wait until the genius forces through Cap and Trade, and then you are going to see a bloodbath at the polls in November.

The American people are onto the Progessive game to turn this country into a Third World nation.



posted on May, 18 2010 @ 08:16 PM
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Like I said, if republicans can't take Murtha's old seat in Pennsylvania (in a district McCain beat Obama), your little theory will be already have been proven utterly false by the end of this evening!


That district is heavy Democrat. If the R's win it, it will be great, but it's a long shot.

Don't read too much into Obama not winning that district; you'd have to understand that region of the country.

Research what Murtha himself said about the residents. Then you'll understand.



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