Washington Post: Rand Paul lights a fire under Kentucky GOPSubmitted by sharpsteve on Thu, 02/04/2010 - 00:13
By Jason Horowitz | Washington Post | Thursday, February 4, 2010
LOUISVILLE -- Rand Paul believes he was born to lead the anti-establishment movement sweeping the GOP.
"I would say if there is a candidate who comes from the movement, who has never been a politician," Paul said, "I'm it."
While Republicans across the country, from Scott Brown in Massachusetts to Marco Rubio in Florida, have succeeded in tapping into the anger of the "tea party" crowd, Paul, the third son of the anti-tax icon and Texas congressman Ron Paul, is a product of it. The insurgent GOP primary candidate, who wants to succeed retiring Sen. Jim Bunning in Kentucky, is being heralded as the second coming by a constituency long suspicious of government, protective of privacy and assured of America's chosen-people status.
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