The question of whether Rand Paul, son of Texas Congressman Ron Paul, is a viable candidate for the US Senate from Kentucky has been firmly laid to rest with the third quarter fundraising results.
Paul, an eye surgeon from Bowling Green, led all candidates of either party with a $1,011,000 haul. Further, Paul's total was comprised of more than 13,000 contributions, over (2500 from Kentucky) with an average contribution under $100. In contrast, his opponent, Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson, raised a little under $650,000.
The third quarter fundraising tallies put the Republican candidates on virtually even footing, with Grayson having a little more than $1 million cash on hand, Rand Paul, a little less, with about $912,000.
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