Grayson Begins 2010 Senate Campaign

by scrosby on August 26, 2009

Republican Trey Grayson is traveling Kentucky today and tomorrow, officially kicking off his campaign for U.S. Senate in 2010. The Secretary of State is set to visit Bowling Green, Paducah and Elizabethtown tomorrow.

During a stop today in Lexington, Grayson said it’s a good time to be a republican.

“I believe what I believe. And I can’t control… I can persuade what voters think. But I can’t control the environment in which they run,” said Grayson. “But it does seem like last year was a good year to be a democrat. Right now would be a good time to be a republican, but the election is November of next year and May of next year, so who knows what it’s going to be like then.”

Grayson will face Bowling Green ophthalmologist Rand Paul in the republican primary, who is the son of Congressman Ron Paul.

“His dad did run for president, he’s got a national following because of that,” says Grayson, “but I have this Kentucky following, I have a reputation for doing a good job. I’ve won two statewide elections with republican votes and democratic votes and independent votes.”

The GOP primary will also include Elkton businessman Bill Johnson. Grayson was first elected Secretary of State in 2003 in his first run for political office, and was re-elected in 2007.

Thanks to our sister station, WEKU, for providing audio for this report.

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Casey Moore August 26, 2009 at 5:03 pm

In 2001, Grayson was sued by the daughter of a client for changing the guy’s will right before he died. The lady won. The internationalist liberal Aspen Institute has supported Grayson’s career, thinking he’ll fight for bankers, as his father and grandfather were both bankers.

Dave Marshall August 26, 2009 at 5:22 pm

It’s true that Grey Smayson used to be a Democrat when he campaigned for Bill Clinton. I’m sick of “republican in name only”, neo-con, banker serving politicians who NEVER listen to their constituents, like the 17 senators who voted for TARP (bailout bill) that are about to hold a “welcome to the trough” party for Trayson.

Mike Wallace August 26, 2009 at 5:24 pm

“Right now would be a good time to be a republican” What is this ? Trey’s with the wind wishy washy statements personafy my view of him as someone who has a long way to go to comprehend the responsibility that would be required of him.

As a Federal representative his first question should be is the Federal Government allowed by the constitution to do whats being proposed. I will vote Dem or Reb for anyone that can understand that. All of Treys good intentions will not keep us protected from the unintended consequences brought about by people just like him.

rick August 26, 2009 at 5:35 pm

23 Senators, representing the Washington elite will be gathering with the their bosses, the richest 5%
(not you and me) to buy Trey’s influence in the Senate seat representing the state of Kentucky. BTW, only ONE of the 23 hosting the gala event hails from Kentucky, and it will be held in
the place they believes all power emanates from, the city of corruption, Washington DC. So much for having support from within Kentucky…

Alan August 26, 2009 at 5:41 pm

“But it does seem like last year was a good year to be a democrat. Right now would be a good time to be a republican, but the election is November of next year and May of next year, so who knows what it’s going to be like then.”

Ummmm. Anyone else catch that? He’s saying essentially he is running with an (R) at the moment to have a better chance of winning, while back in the 90’s he was a democrat who support Clinton, cause then it was good at the time to have a (D).

Whatever gives hime the best chance to win I guess…

Will he have a (D) next to his name soon?

Also: Who is this guy and why does he only speak of winning and not convictions? This guy needs to step out of the race….somebody buy him a compass he is lost.

Political Patriot August 26, 2009 at 11:43 pm

Rand Paul is the people’s candidate – he raised $433,000 in just 24 hours from folks all around KY and the USA who want someone in their that will obey the U.S. Constitution.

Grayson is more of the same. Put political party aside here folks and look at what’s happening. It matters not who is in power – we are loosing control of this great nation.

No matter what, don’t “vote the lesser of two evils” as that is why we’re at this point in our nation’s history. It’s time to stand up and be counted as an American, not a Dem or Republican. Vote for Rand Paul – let’s start to take OUR congress back!

Rebel August 27, 2009 at 12:24 am

Oh please Grayson, your only reputation is being a supporter of Bill Clinton. Every true republican should run for cover rather than supporting you. If this Paul guy wasn’t running, I’d vote for myself.

Dom7p August 27, 2009 at 3:40 am

Rand Paul would be a breath of fresh air! He is not tainted by lobbyist and panderers. He is a clean man that works hard like us. There is no one with their hands in is pockets. God Bless America, a real representative for the people.

Jesse August 27, 2009 at 4:25 am

Grayson, what a joke. His latest fundraiser is a bunch of elite Washington insiders (the organizers are all neo-con, bank bailout supporters) paying $500 a head to sit in the same dining hall as him.

Sorry, but my vote is going somewhere new this year. I am fed up with the establishment. And that goes for both sides of the aisle!

George Hewes August 27, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Trey Grayson should have waited and run for Governor, he may now be blowing his chance for that by trying to compete with someone like Rand Paul. Paul is a doctor, a business owner, and is a true Republican leader. Paul has tons of support here in KY, and can beat the Democrats. Grayson is seen as a career politician, which may be fine for a governor, but not for a Senator that we need to represent our state, and to change our country back toward a path of less government.

McConnell’s side of the party is all but dead, Paul’s side of the party is just getting going. It was the Paul supporters that started the healthcare debates, Paul’s supporters that organized the TEA parties (though some Neo Cons tried to take over at some). We are in debt about $600,000 per household already, and McConnell votes to bail out bankers, and to hold a politcal insider type Washington fundraiser for Grayson. Watch out Grayson, I would get clear of that man in a very dramatic fashion – McConnell is on his way out. Rand Paul is seen by the most passionate Republicans as the new leader of Republican party and even has an international following.

I went to the campaign stop for Trey today, he had noticeably fewer supporters at his event than Rand had over a month ago at a Rand Paul event in the same town.

Robert August 27, 2009 at 8:23 pm

Rand’s booth at the State Fair is getting LOTS of traffic and more importantly, positive comments by Republicans sick and tired of the same elitist attitude rammed down our throats by the Statists in the Republican and Democrat parties. We have heard many tell us they can’t wait to vote for Rand! Trey’s campaign has no fire. The few YouTube videos he has have absolutely PITIFUL views compared to Rand’s videos. Trey’s website is a hollow shell while Rand’s boasts detailed information about his issues and beliefs.

This election will be won on the ground by US walking door to door talking to our neighbors and our families. Republicans are outnumbered 2-1 in Kentucky and GOP turnout in primaries is historically low. If you support Rand you must do everything you can to win at least FIVE Republican voters for him and get them to the polls on May 18th!

There’s plenty of room on the Randwagon!

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