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Over at Rand Paul’s Website we see this story:

Christian leaders are rising up against the health care plan proposed by Senator Harry Reid, claiming it “is actually the worst bill we’ve seen so far on the life issues.” The bill would allow federal funding for abortions and make no distinction between health care and killing – a common thread we’ve seen in health care proposals of late.

A vote on the legislation is likely to come as early as Saturday night, where 60 votes will be needed to pass this gargantuan government takeover of the health industry.

In addition to his dedication to free market health solutions, Dr. Paul believes life begins at conception, and will always vote against federal funding of abortion.


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David Adams with the Rand Paul campaign writes

While the Obama Administration is quietly trying to lower expectations ahead of Friday’s “stimulus” spending jobs report, U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul is talking to Kentuckians about a jobs program that doesn’t need to be spun.

“Washington D.C. politicians say they can manage the economy better than 300 million Americans if we let them raise taxes and spread enough wealth around bailing out their friends,” Paul said. “But if overspending federal budgets and bureaucratic micro-managing of the economy really created jobs, the White House wouldn’t need public relations experts to distract us from the mess we are in.”

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I know from firsthand experience how hard it can be to work in this economy. A place I was working for lost some business accounts, as a result of their clients cutting back, and myself and another employee were let go.

Unemployment…it sucks but it happens.

I had to pick up and move on. Before I became unemployed, we decided as a family that I would pick up more work through a part-time evening job. We were already feeling the pinch as everything seemed to be getting more expensive. Whether it was gas or groceries, our dollars seemed to buy less that just a few years ago. In a sick twist of irony, the day before I was to start my part-time job I was let go at my full-time job.

I had to face the fact that I now had a part-time job that provided one-fifth of my previous income. I didn’t let it deter me and turned getting quality full-time employment into an every day job. I was only unemployed for 12 days.

For the past 2 months I have been working a minimum of 60 hours a week to make ends meet. I will do what I have to do to make it and I believe that this Kentuckian is a lot like other hard working Kentuckians.

I have looked at the candidates and what they believe or do not believe (if you are lucky enough to nail them down). I have even met Dr. Dan Mongiardo. Some candidates like Secretary Grayson are popular with the establishment. Some candidates like Conway can raise lots of money even if they can’t remember what state the fundraiser is in.

There is only one candidate that is not a politician and is running for Senate out of a true love of Kentucky and the United States. This candidate is honest, moral, free of lobbyist money and says what he means and means what he says. That candidate is Dr. Rand Paul.


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Here is an article about how the Rand Paul campaign has turned the dirty tricks of the Grayson campaing into positive coverage. Bluegrass Bulletin writes…

Rand Paul’s campaign is phenomenal. No matter what Trey Grayson does Paul’s folks have an uncanny knack for seizing the moment for themselves.

Last week WYMT reported in advance of Monday’s airing, that Grayson claimed during an interview that Paul was “not a Kentuckian”. In a matter of minutes it seemed the Internet and mainstream news sources, were buzzing with Paul’s response that he has been a Kentuckian far longer than Grayson has been a republican.

Then Paul added fuel to the fire by his good natured call for Grayson to send him a check, either a government one or a personal one, as a refund of all the Kentucky taxes Paul had been paying over the years some of which had been paying Grayson’s salary. The banter was lighthearted but it was Paul who got the attention and more favorably than Grayson from the affair.

Today a Youtube video surfaced in which a stone faced young man (allegedly a Grayson employee) is seen video taping Rand Paul cooking at a charity event. Chris Hightower, employed by Rand Paul, tries to get the young man to speak and with a good deal of humor answers for him every time “no comment”. The Grayson person is supposed to be a “tracker”, someone who follows a candidate around to capture footage for use later in attack commercials.

So how did Paul come out of this one? With a bunch of favorable, lighthearted press again making Grayson look like the dark force lurking around looking for a chance to pounce and Paul like the more open and charitable of the two.

Whether it is by luck or not, the Paul campaign seems to have a golden touch so far. No matter what is thrown


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This anaylsis is courtesy of David at the Lumbering Along Blog. David writes:

Grayson talks about his “good barbecue dinners” and his soccer practices. He decries the Democrat attempts with such invective as “Unbelievable: Pelosi and House Dems are pushing bills to increase FY 2010 domestic discretionary spending by over 12%.,” yet he never says without compromise whether or not he will not vote for any spending increases no matter how small if we honor him with election.

I have had a chance to visit with Dr. Paul. I have heard him speak with passion and conviction on the Constitution. Dr. Paul has convinced me he will operate within the constraints of the sacred document.

I haven’t heard Mr. Johnson make any presentations yet.

I heard Secretary Grayson speak in Lexington. He was not particularly interesting. He talked about himself and his service as Secretary of State of Kentucky. He is the chief election officer of the Commonwealth. The office is one of a clerk. It depends on career civil servants for its successful operation. If I am wrong, please correct me.


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Rand Paul will leave the infighting and mudslinging to politicians.  Instead he is concerned about the wellbeing of this nation and of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Campaign Manager David Adams writes:

“While his opponents struggle with each other’s gaffes and games, one candidate in the race remains focused on the issues that matter to Kentucky voters. Rand Paul will help create jobs, grow the economy, and make Kentuckians’ lives better by reminding Washington D.C. that individual freedom and capitalism built America into the greatest nation in the history of the world. Maintaining that status…

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Maybe you’ve heard of Trey Grayson and maybe you haven’t.  If you have heard of him you are likely to either be related to him or have dealt with him in an official capacity as the Secretary of State for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  In this election Trey Grayson prefers to be unseen and unheard.  In contrast, Dr. Rand Paul has been on a whirlwind tour of Kentucky as he introduces himself to regular Kentucky voters.  It must be working, despite never having held elected office and not having state-wide name recognition he is closing the gap with the “favorite” in the primary and neck-and-neck with Mongiardo or Conway in the general.

For example, compare the two campaign websites.  RandPaul2010 is brimming with more information than the average joe would expect.  Rand provides an explanation for just about any position that a candidate can take.  It would take hours to truly research Dr. Rand Paul on the issues  and to watch his many speeches and interviews.  Trey “Invisible” Grayson on the other hand can’t bother to put a single issue up on his site and finding him at something other than a lobbyist fundraiser is a tough nut to crack. Even satirical Trey Grayson sites provide more information (though a bit toungue-in-cheek) than the current Kentucky Secretary of State’s page. Maybe his focus groups and handlers haven’t figured out what he believes yet. I’m not sure.

One thing I am sure of is that Dr. Rand Paul knows what he believes and is taking that message to the everyday people of Kentucky.  Maybe he will make a stop near you soon…

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