Rand Paul Planning Campaign Staff Shake-upSubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Tue, 05/25/2010 - 20:00
By Roger Alford - Associated Press Reporter
BOWLING GREEN — Kentucky senatorial candidate Rand Paul said Tuesday he’s planning a campaign staff shake-up a week after a round of interviews in which he dismayed fellow Republicans by discussing his views on racial segregation.
Campaign manager David Adams, a Republican strategist and former blogger who has been with the campaign since it began, will remain, but perhaps in a different role, Paul said.
Paul, who said he was bolstering his staff, won the GOP nomination last week with campaign workers who were largely political novices and volunteers. He said all the staffing decisions haven’t yet been made....
On Tuesday, wearing his doctor scrubs, the Bowling Green physician spoke about his turbulent week to a friendly audience at a civic club in his hometown.
He drew chuckles when he described last week’s campaign victory with the words of English novelist Charles Dickens: “It was the best of it times. It was the worst of times.”
“I think they’ve used it as an issue to try to make me into something that I’m not,” he said. “I was raised in a family that said that you judge people the same way Martin Luther King said, you judge people by their character not by the color of their skin.”