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Will Rand Paul Wreck GOP Kentucky Hopes?

by John David Dyche

Has Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell lost his political magic back home in the Bluegrass State? That’s what some Republicans are wondering in the wake of recent events in the race to succeed Jim Bunning as the commonwealth’s junior Senator.

Last week, credible polling showed McConnell’s preferred candidate for the states other U. S. Senate seat, secretary of state Trey Grayson, trailing Tea Party darling Rand Paul, son of Ron Paul, by 15%. Then Bunning joined Sarah Palin and Steve Forbes in endorsing Paul, who has refused to say whether he would support McConnell for another term at the helm of Senate Republicans.

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