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Rand Paul's likely Republican opponent is raising much more money

According to reports, Paul has raised more than $100,000 in the second financial quarter in an effort to position himself for a campaign, while Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson raised $600,000.

http://www.bgdailynews.com/articles/2009/07/09/news/news2.txt

Bowling Green ophthalmologist Rand Paul said he will decide by Aug. 20 whether to officially enter the race for the seat currently held by U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning.

In a conference call with reporters Wednesday, Paul, son of 2008 presidential candidate Ron Paul, said he didn’t wish to run against Bunning and that he has supported him on most votes in the past; however, the two-term Republican senator’s fundraising struggles have caused Paul to reconsider.

Paul said that if he enters the race, he would try to take the Republican Party in a more populist direction after the last two congressional elections have reduced the party’s representation at the federal level.

http://www.bgdailynews.com/articles/2009/07/09/news/news2.txt



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Hey ...

Can you link the article on my post so that I can delete it?

WAHOR!!
http://www.dailypaul.com/node/48994

Good Luck Rand!

Won't special interest do all they can to support Rand Paul's opposition?

Rand Paul

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That'd be sweet if he rang up like 1-2 Mil on Aug 20.

I'd be like.. TA DA!

Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes the laws - Mayer Amschel Rothschild

Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes the laws - Mayer Amschel Rothschild

And...

Cha ching :)

Dr Ron Paul is made of gold!

All he has to do is a little national stumping and the mention of a Dr Rand Paul money bomb on air and there's an easy $1,000,000 ..guaranteed!

Just one last kick in the nuts, then a final deathblow

Holy canoly ...

You are right. He will do it I have no doubt.

I hope he picks the right time.

WAHOR!!
http://www.dailypaul.com/node/48994

Has the NRA

given him any money?

Has he even announced he is

Has he even announced he is running yet? In these hard times I cant afford to donate to a candidate that is only thinking about running. When he announces his candidacy I will donate.

Word on the street is he's running regardless...

In other words, DONATE NOW AND DONATE OFTEN.

Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes the laws - Mayer Amschel Rothschild

Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes the laws - Mayer Amschel Rothschild

Who is giving his opponent money??

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The Republicans

Grayson is the chosen one.

What Republicans?

PACs? Rank and file? Neo-cons?

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Eye ughre

Hukd on foniks wurkt fer mi!

thanks for the link

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It's up to Rand

No one is stopping him from taking corporate money and no candidate can compete who does not take corporate money, but they do get a word in edgewise.

Yes, I know

that is why the 20th of August should bring in more than 1 million in a day AND people should NOT wait to contribute till then, but let money flow in constantly. Approach your friends, family and newly recruits tp the CfL movement, SME businesses etc.

Given Chuck Norris's positive remarks about Dr. Paul just during and after the election and recently again about support for HR 1207, it would be good if Rand Paul and his team can contact Chuck Norris, organize a personal meeting and if Chuck Norris can then eventually support Rand by either endorsing him officially, or make a video or have a joint rally, or write an article about him and his principles and why he is needed or they could make a joint add (like with Huckabee when he run for president), it would meant a lot, not only for attracting funds, but for actualy votes. Think of it, Huckabee fared well int he southern states, so with Chuck Norris's help, Rand Paul can appeal to all the Huckabee voters in KY as well as other conservatives (Thompson etc. and even Bush Republicans).
I think people will respond well to a bit of populism.. Rand Paul could also see if there is a sportsstar from KY, who is quite well known, who could endorse him etc. His dad had Nolan Ryan years ago against Bush 1&2, the local GOP, Gingrich etc. and he won! Greg Laughlin, the opponent (I thin he was an incumbent) was also a Democrat, turned Republican, just like Trey Grayson is also a Democrat turned Republican.

Maybe Chuck ...

Maybe Chuck needs a little positive encouragement from the grassroots to support Rand Paul. He has taken some steps in the right direction, but showing support for Rand at this time would demonstrate his commitment when it counts the most.

Just sent him an email at cnorris@wnd.com

He just wrote an article on the Federal Reserve on July 13th so now would be a good time to send him some feedback and mention Rand Paul's name.

Here is the email I sent:

Mr. Norris,

Thank you for the great article about the Federal Reserve! More and more people are waking up to destructive policies of this secretive instition, but we still have a ways to go in raising awareness.

Since you are so interested in this issue, I was wondering if you were aware of the 2010 senate campaign of Dr. Rand Paul, son of Dr. Ron Paul. Rand has made the Federal Reserve one of the key issues of his campaign (see http://randpaul2010.com/issues/federal-reserve) and I am sure you would agree with pretty much every other part of his platform as his positions are very similar to that of one of your favorite members of congress, Dr. Ron Paul. He has not officially anounced his candidacy yet (depending on his fundraising success) but he has done well so far (raised over $100,000) and is expected to raise much more from the grassroots during an August 20th "moneybomb". Anything you can do to support his campaign would be a huge blessing as it would really give him a leg up on his more well-known opponents. I hope you will consider supporting his campaign in any way you can.

His 2010 senate campaign site is at http://randpaul2010.com/

getting chuck norris to support rand paul

could be a game-changer! it would be a great way for rand to grab some headlines and increase his name recognition when his opponents are probably a lot more well-known in Kentucky. it would definitely make people pay more attention to his message.

i think chuck would do it, especially with chuck getting on board with auditing the federal reserve lately like you said. rand is one of only a few people running for congress to make this a central issue in his campaign. plus chuck is sick of mainstream republicans and i'm sure he wouldn't be a fan of a democrat-turned-republican like trey grayson.

Wow...I...ummm...wowwww. “L

Wow...I...ummm...wowwww.

“Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.” -George Bernard Shaw

“Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.” -George Bernard Shaw

Down one, left two. And good

Down one, left two.

And good morning, Mike.

And the winner of the 'No-Prize' is.....find out at node 98787

And the winner of the 'No-Prize' is.....

Where do you think that stolen FED money goes?

Why are you surprised?

Unless Rand Paul campaigns smart (which is not apparent so far, as his campaign manager has not responded to my offer of a donated video), he'll be beaten in the primary.

You've never sent anything

You've never sent anything to Rand's campaign manager, trust me on that.

Make a video and post it on youtube, if it's good... I'll be happy to use it!

Do you need someone to tell you, "Hey, make a video?" If so, MAKE A VIDEO!

"Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you."- Pericles

GHoeberX type video is needed for Rand!

See Ron Paul Rising
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRTDynbHVYQ&feature=channel_page
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That's an awesome video...!

That's an awesome video...!

"Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you."- Pericles

Sounds like his OPPONENT is well-funded.

I've never seen a bigger spelling error in my life. Aponend?? Have you ever read anyone use that word? It's just so far off I had to comment.