Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Concerned Women of America PAC officially endorses Rand Paul!

The Concerned Women of America PAC has issued its endorsement of Rand in the 2010 GOP primary.
“Rand Paul is a strong man of faith and of conviction,” said Beverly LaHaye, founder and chairman of Concerned Women PAC.
“Rand is strongly pro-life, and has pledged his support for federal measures to end abortion.
Additionally, Rand is pro-parental rights, and will fight to get the federal government out of the business of indoctrinating our children with the liberal agenda, and will fight for both alternative schools and home schools.
We endorsed Rand over all others in the race, because not only is he right on issues, but also because I am convinced he is the most likely candidate to stand up and fight for these issues in the Senate.
Rand Paul is not beholden to a party or any establishment. He is a fighter, and our issues need more than just another vote in the coming years.
With his strong grassroots support as well as the financial backing he has received, there is no doubt in my mind that Rand is in a great position to win this race for conservatives.
It is for these many reasons, that we proudly endorse the pro-life, pro-freedom, pro-constitution small government champion, Dr. Rand Paul, to be the next senator from the state of Kentucky.”
CWPAC is affiliated with Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, which is also affiliated with Concerned Women for America, the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with 500,000 grassroots members nationwide. This is HUGE! And we were not even expecting it. I doubt the official Campaign made any inquiries with them anyway. Perhaps Jim DeMint and CFG will feel safe enough to endorse Rand Paul now too.

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Rand Paul leads Trey Grayson 44-25!

PPP just released the following polling results:
If there was any doubt Rand Paul is a serious candidate for the Republican Senate nomination in Kentucky it can be cast away. Our first poll of the race finds him leading Trey Grayson 44-25.

Paul is, as the conventional wisdom suggests, drawing his strongest support from Republicans who are unhappy with their party. He has a 54-22 lead over Grayson with voters who are unhappy with the GOP in Congress and a 54-18 advantage with folks who think the party's grown too liberal.

His support is broader than that though- he has a 40-25 lead even with people who like the job Republicans in Congress are doing and a 38-28 advantage with ones who are comfortable with where their party is ideologically.

Despite Paul's early advantage this race could change a lot between now and the election, primarily because neither of the candidates are all that well known at this point. A plurality don't know enough about Paul to have formed an opinion of him and a majority have no feelings one way or the other yet toward Grayson.

Among those who do have perceptions formed about them 39% view Paul favorably to 13% unfavorable and 22% view Grayson favorably to 15% unfavorable.

Paul's current strong standing certainly speaks to the increasingly favorable prospects for candidates running against the Republican establishment across the country, especially on the heels of polling last week showing Marco Rubio closing in on or even taking the lead against Charlie Crist. It's going to be interesting to see if a lot more of these insurgent candidates crop up as we turn the calendar to 2010.
Full results here

PS As a personal note: I apologize for my lack of blogging this past week. I have tendinitis in my fingers, and with work being so busy these 2 weeks before Christmas, I've been recovering at home instead of blogging. I missed reporting on Rand Paul's recent interview with Judge Napalitano, as well as a recent speech he gave on the day of the moneybomb (Which BTW, we raised about a Quarter Million Dollars!) After I'm recuperated in a couple weeks you should see more regular blogging again.

IMHO, We really need to make sure we beat Mr Grayson soundly in the money race this quarter too. On the heals of this poll, that would be a slam dunk!)

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