Its been a great day for the Paul family, with Ron unexpectedly finding he would give Obama a run for his money in a hypothetical match up for the Presidency, and now son, Rand has secured the converted endorsement of retiring Senator, Jim Bunning which was widely expected to go to Grayson.
Rand Paul, Kentucky’s tea party star and the son of Texas Rep. Ron Paul, got a boost in his Senate race Wednesday: the endorsement of Sen. Jim Bunning, the state’s mercurial Republican senator who is retiring.
Paul, a Bowling Green, Ky., eye surgeon who long has been active in antitax organizations and his father’s libertarian politics, has emerged as the hands-down favorite for the May 18 GOP primary. He has led by double digits in more than one recent independent poll.
Rand who is making his first attempt for office has had an incredible run given that his main opponent has the blessing of the Republican establishment and the endorsements of such people as Dick Cheney and Mitch McConnell as well as huge funding from the GOP establishment, a situation which seems to be working against him in these days of open revolt by the rank and file.
This video of the 9/12 Tea Party was taken while Rand was addressing the crowd and is worth a listen.