Rand Paul and the Tea Party Win Kentucky GOP Primary Over Trey Grayson


Get ready this Fall midterm for the Tea Party Express!

It’s official … RAND PAUL wins the Republican Kentucky Primary defeating the establishment Republican candidate Secretary of State Trey Grayson. ABC News has projected upstart Rand Paul the victor as well in the Blue Grass state.

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

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

Kentucky, a predominantly RED state where both GOP candidates were leading in the polls over the Democrat candidate. Say hello to the next Senator from Kentucky … Rand Paul.

The victory by Paul in KY speaks volumes and sets yup the 2010 midterm elections well for the Tea Party movement. It also is a wake up call to all establishment incumbent candidates, a wake up call that Tea Party folks have been vocal about for some time now. Maybe they will now be taken seriously and for what they really are … the voice of the disgruntled American public who plan on having a Revolution this November at the ballot box.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin also supported Paul, while Grayson received endorsements from establishment leaders Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and former Vice President Dick Cheney.

Palin told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that Paul’s victory is a “wake up call for the country.”

“This is a real time of awakening for America,” she said. “We have an opportunity to not embrace the status quo but to shake things up.”

In his concession speech, Grayson said he will support Paul in the general campaign. “We’ll be standing side by side on Saturday at the unity rally,” Grayson said in reference to an upcoming Republican rally in Frankfort.

UPDATE I: Rand Paul rolls to easy victory.

As it was in the polls leading up to the Republican primary … so went today’s primary for Rand Paul as with With just under 60 percent of precincts reporting, Paul was drawing 59% of the vote to Grayson’s 36%.

“The tea party movement is about saving the country from a mountain of debt that is devouring our country and that I think could lead to chaos,” Paul said grimly, laying into President Barack Obama for his participation in last year’s Copenhagen summit on global warming and accusing Obama of trying to “apologize for the industrial revolution.”


Already tongues are wagging over Paul’s close association to the Tea Parties. Look for the left to go after him hard. Unlike Rubio who is in a three-way race, a win by Paul in the general election will certainly confirm Tea Party strength.

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  • Comments

    11 Responses to “Rand Paul and the Tea Party Win Kentucky GOP Primary Over Trey Grayson”

    1. Elmer on May 18th, 2010 8:06 pm

      Proud to be a small part of this win! I’m not very politically active, but I’ve been predicting a big win by Rand Paul and I’m delighted to see it happen. It’s a great day to be a Kentuckian!

    2. Tamikosmom on May 18th, 2010 9:28 pm

      Breaking News

      Joe Sestak Wins Pa. Senate Democratic Nomination Defeating Arlen Specter

      7:25 PM PT

    3. Scared Monkeys on May 18th, 2010 9:36 pm

      This is a huge win for the Tea Party and the upstart non-establishment candidates.

      If you are an Incumbent you should be worried. If you are a Democrat Incumbent, you should be making arrangements and hiring Atlas Van Lines for the move back home from DC.


    4. tigerli on May 18th, 2010 10:15 pm

      It is a huge win for the Tea Party.

    5. replica guccii shoes on May 19th, 2010 1:30 am

      Proud to be a small part of this win! I’m not very politically active, but I’ve been predicting a big win by Rand Paul and I’m delighted to see it happen. It’s a great day to be a Kentuckian

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    7. Scott on May 19th, 2010 6:07 am

      I love it! Hey liberal ****wipes and the left MSM; in the words of coach Jimmy Johnson:


      Keep doubting the force that is the tea party. America is awakening.

      And now Specter OUT! That’s what he gets for the way he treated those at the town hall with HHS Secretary in PA. Talking down to those people like they were trash.

      He’s trash and out with the rest of the garbarge.

      He’s a traitor and I’m glad he is out; regardless if Sestak defeats Toomey.

      I think Toomey had a better shot of beating Specter; but this is great news!

    8. Funny Stuff on May 19th, 2010 5:20 pm

      Great day for liberalism in America!!

      KY GOP voters just nominated a man who wants to cut the Defense Department in half and pull our troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan immediately!

      I see it as a 2 for 2! Look at the “tea panties” and their support of Scott Brown in MA! TPer’s celebrated while the rest of us laughed that a Republican in MA is more liberal than a Blue Dog Democrat…

      Than the ranting started when WHAT! Brown voted in support of 3 of Obama’s Bills!

      Now we get PA nominating a former Derivatives trader from Wall Street (that’s change?)!! How easy will it be to run against a former Wall Street trader in the election as his Democrat opponent? EASY!!

      Actually the only head to head race yesterday was to replace Murtha’s Congressional seat and the Democrat soundly defeated his GOP opponent.

      So celebrate that Kentucky win, let everyone know you nominated a guy that wants blue collar workers to wait until 70 to qualify for retirement benefits and who’s answer for Immigration reform is an electric fence running across both borders!!

      Seriously, I can’t make this stuff up!

    9. yoyo muffintop on May 19th, 2010 5:31 pm

      Rand Paul’s extremist libertarian philosophy will be front and center. He doesn’t believe in Social Security. He doesn’t believe in Medicare. He dosen’t believe in the ADA. He doesn’t believe in clean water and clear air. He believes in an isolationist foreign policy. He want to get rid of the Department of Education and public schools (I’m sure that’ll go over well with families working 2 jobs). He is against any wars.

      Think that’ll sell in a general election, even in a state like KY?

      This just put KY in play for the Dems.
      SM: Yoya, you need to just continue with calling people racists, because you really know little about politics. Actually, almost nothing.

      Rand Paul will be the next Senator from Kentucky. No way KY will vote in a Democrat. Not going to happen.

      Gee, looks like Republicans have a big tent don’t they?

    10. Scott on May 20th, 2010 6:31 am

      #8 – you don’t even know what the term “liberalism” means. There’s a huge difference between a libertarian and a liberal. A little FYI fact for you libertarians are far more conservative and lean towards Republicans; a far cry from liberals who are far left lunatics that try to spin actual facts into their warped world; such as the Tea Party victory by Paul.

      Libertarians believe in smaller government; upholding the Constitution and keeping our borders secure. Liberals need mommy and daddy government to hold their hands and create entitlement programs expanding the government; step all over the Constitution and their far stupidity in actual knowing that the Constitution means what it means; instead believing that is some breathing and living thing that is open to interpretation in what they think it means in their warped world. Liberals also want the floodgates to open to make us a less safer nation.

      The amazing stupidity of the liberals that post here amazes me because they get their stuff from the losers over at MSNBC; Olberloser and the butch Maddow and pee down my leg Matthews.

      Here’s another little FYI for you; Brown’s VOTE just shot down the bullshiz financial reform bill.

      Brown is playing politics with Obama; he voted for things that wouldn’t jeopardize his career; basically very small meaningless bills. There’s a reason you moron why the House decided to actually skip the Conference process when passing the OUR CHILDREN WILL BE IN DEBT forever Healthscare bill. Why do you think that is idiot? Because Scott Brown changed the face of Congress with his Tea Party and VA Gov Bob McDonell’s driven victory.

      Maybe you should check your facts about who got Scott Brown elected; it was the Independents stupid; many Tea Partiers. If he were so liberal as you say; why not run as Democrat? Because deep down Scott Brown is moderate conservative.

      Again #8; half of my family has lived their entire lives in Murtha’s district and it’s always been a Democratic stronghold. Ah, also Critz has to run again in November and I predict a very likley loss. There was nothing to lose in that election; only something to gain.

      I can’t believe how politically illiterate these liberal clowns Funny Bluff and the race baiting yoloseryo are; ah; nevermind I should have known that fact about these two mindless and non factual and logically liberal twits!

      School’s out punks!

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