Rep. Ron Paul To Raise Funds For Son In Louisville

by Rick Howlett on January 29, 2010

From Lisa Autry, Kentucky Public Radio/WKYU, Bowling Green

U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul will get some help from his father this weekend. Texas Congressman and former presidential candidate Ron Paul will headline a fundraiser Saturday in Louisville.

Rand Paul, a Bowling Green eye doctor, says this will likely be his father’s only trip to Kentucky during the campaign.

“He’s got his own primary and his own things to worrry about. Plus I want to make this election…it has to be about me presenting the message and can I present the message to Kentucky’s Republicans and eventually Kentucky’s independents….do they want me to present the message and go to Washington. So it is about me,” he said.

This week Rand Paul accused GOP leaders in Washington of meddling in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race by trying to hand-pick the party nominee. Paul was referring to fellow Republican Trey Grayson, who has enjoyed fundraising help from the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

Grayson’s campaign manager, Nate Hodson, countered by calling Paul the hand-picked candidate of “out-of-state Libertarian crusaders.” Grayson and Rand Paul are among six Republicans and five Democrats seeking the seat that will be left vacant by the retirement of Republican Jim Bunning.

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Darryl Schmitz January 30, 2010 at 12:17 pm

What is better: A traditional, Constitutionalist conservative being promoted by freedom loving people from both outside and inside the Commonwealth of Kentucky… or the Party establishment’s choice, the thumb-his-nose at the Constitution, rightist “where are my marching orders” candidate?

Tim January 30, 2010 at 3:48 pm

More importantly, why does the Trey Grayson campaign complain about out-of-state donors when they still accept money OUTSIDE of Kentucky? Isn’t that a tad hypocritical? It is absolutely bizarre.

Bob January 30, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Almost as bizarre as overseeing your own election.

Joe Lawon January 30, 2010 at 5:20 pm

Trey why don’t you go back to campaigning for Bill Clinton, oh that’s right you are “Republican” now just like Arlen Specter.

If I remember right when Trey was out campaigning for Bill Clinton, Rand Paul was forming a taxpayer organization.

Hmmm…who would you pick for your Senator?

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