Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Rand Paul: Helping out the Kentucky GOP

Rand Paul was at a fund raising event for conservative Republican candidate, Jimmy Higdon, in Bardstown Monday Night.

Thanks to BlueGrass Bulletin for this photo of Paul being introduced by Senate Floor leader Robert Stivers, flanked by Senator Dan Seum and Congressman Brett Guthrie..

This is really an impressive display I think and goes to show that this disconnect Rand Paul talks about between the national leadership and grass roots Republicans on the local level is real. At an event of local Republican KY state senators and reps, Rand Paul is welcomed with open arms. While at the same time, Trey Grayson (again) is nowhere to be found.

BlueGrass writes:
First, his status as a featured guest shows that he has been taken seriously by the mainstream GOP. Second, it shows that he and at least one other federal candidate, Brett Guthrie, know the importance of keeping a balance of power in Frankfort as the legislature takes up the important duty of re-drawing Congressional Districts and state senate and representative districts following the 2010 census.
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Here are parts 2 and 3 of Rand Paul's Jimmy Higdon event.
(Sorry. Part 1 not uploaded yet. I'll update this post as soon as it is.)

Part 2

Part 3

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  1. JD in Pewee ValleyDecember 4, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    This is totally untrue. First, the host was TOLD to have Paul there, by political pressure he allowed it. THEY DID NOT "WANT" Rand there.
    Second, Since Rand got someone in the GOP statewide to FORCE them to have him, they did not invite Trey. It is obsurd to assume by this that somehow Trey was in hidding or "nowhere to be found". You don't have competing people show at an event when someone is the "guest speaker" it is kind of rude... but then again Paul supports don't really understand RUDE.

  2. How can Rand "force" anybody at a political event to do anything. Please. This is Rand supporting a local. Now, if Jimmy Hidgon, or whoever was organizing the event didn't want Trey Grayson there to help support him too, that's understandable.

    But why isn't Trey supporting other candidates? Rand Paul is going to events every chance he can. It's not just me. Many other more mainstream and NEWS bloggers have also noticed how Trey Grayson's not really campaigning.