Rand Paul's likely Republican opponent is raising much more moneySubmitted by William the Silent on Wed, 07/15/2009 - 05:46
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.
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.