BOOM!!!! Rand Paul Wins

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    A very substantial margin of victory for the Tea Party candidate.

    Paul will now quickly mend fences with the Republican Party machine, but will, by the significance of his victory, be in the driver's seat when dictating terms.

    And so the conservative tide heading into November 2010 grows...


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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 wins Ky. Sen. primary in test of tea party | Top AP Stories | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
     
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    Tea party? He's a Libertarian, he'll drive those neocons nuts.
     
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    In an unambiguous demonstration of the muscle of the Tea Party movement, Dr. Rand Paul has defeated Secretary of State Trey Grayson in the Kentucky GOP Senate primary, according to an estimate by the Associated Press.


    Grayson, the choice of much of the GOP establishment (including top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell, Kentucky's senior senator), had initially been expected to win the Republican nomination fairly easily.


    But Paul, an eye surgeon and the son of former Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, captured the imagination of the state's Republican base with a message of fiscal discipline.

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    Rand Paul Wins Kentucky GOP Primary - Political Hotsheet - CBS News
     
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    So much for the liberal mantra that the tea partiers have no influence.

    Poor lil' liberals!....Always wrong in so many ways!

    LMAO!
     
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    Yep, McConnell had his ass handed to him.
     
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    The Rand Paul win is significant - both in awakening the realization within the Republican Party that 2010 will NOT be "business as usual", and sending a clear signal to the nation that, as you indicate, the Tea Party movement has become the most significant political movement in America. And despite repeated attempts to marginalize the movement, the Tea Party is comprised of Republicans, Democrats, Independents, and Libertarians connected by the very strong and common thread of Less Government, Greater Individual Liberty, and an end to the Fiscal Insanity of the last decade carried out by both parties.
     
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    Of course it had nothing at all to do with Rand Paul and his campaign. :cuckoo:
     
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    Where were you frauds when his father was vying for the presidential republican nomination?

    Oh yeah, that's right, most of you were still neocons who wanted fake establishment RINO's.

    Regardless, I'm celebrating this one tonight. This might be the sweetest election victory I've ever been a part of.
     
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    They are beside themselves right now.
     
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    Exactly, they were running smear campaigns against his father. They all called him a psycho and extreme.
     
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