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May 19th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Rand Paul says his victory sends a message

(CNN) – The Tea Party has put its stamp on yet another election, helping Dr. Rand Paul win the Republican primary in Kentucky's Senate race.

He beat out Secretary of State Trey Grayson, who was backed by the state's Republican establishment, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Dr. Paul joined us live on Wednesday's American Morning to discuss his win.

Read more: Specter's loss, Paul's victory shake up murky political map

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  1. lee

    Has anyone looked into the huge support some immigrants have for Che, they obviously only heard the good news on him, as the ones with other views are dead are in prison in Cuba.

    May 20, 2010 at 8:35 am |
  2. Sammy Carr

    Rand Paul sounds like a bad brand of sardines. Not only is this man half nuts, he has a distinctive opinion that the civil rights act is so flawed that parts of it should be repealed.

    Our country is so polarized that you get the lunatic fringe that come out in droves and vote for a man like this. Long gone are the days of George Wallace (Gov-ALB) but somehow when a man like this wins an emotional vote, we see that we have gone nowhere.

    He must be defeated or outed and moderate and liberal voters everywhere should shout out loud how terrible this anti-patriot really is!

    His father who is a congressman from Texas is nearly as nutty as Rand is.

    The only last word I can say is perhaps they need to hire Ru Paul and have a gay disco drag show! This is an absurd vote!

    May 19, 2010 at 9:33 pm |
  3. WHY

    The only message I got was that Republicans vote for Republicans.

    May 19, 2010 at 9:11 pm |
  4. ronvan

    Well lets just wait and see. How long will it take Paul to realize ALL those promises and changes he made will not happen? ONE person cannot change anything! It takes cooperation from BOTH sides, which everyone by now should know "don't hold your breath"!
    The ONLY way I see our "elected children" coming together to really help US the American people is to vote ALL of them out and start over.
    This is the only way that WE the people can make a statement to these "lost & spoiled brats" and let the new ones know they are a 1 term "politican" if they do not look out for OUR interests, instead of putting as much money in their pockets as they can.

    May 19, 2010 at 6:22 pm |
  5. Democrat

    Rand is like every other Republican... Absolutely incapable of answering any question directly. You can see the panic in his eyes when they start to push the hard questions. That's probably because he has no actual plan himself. He quotes a book that someone else wrote as the direction he wants to go in without actually stating what his plan is to do it.

    May 19, 2010 at 2:56 pm |
  6. Don

    Keep us Proud Rand!!!!!!!!

    May 19, 2010 at 12:22 pm |

    Rand Paul is a doctor.

    Conway is establishment. No more establishment candidates.

    We need all new people in Congress.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:07 am |
  8. Anastasya

    God bless Rand Paul! Long live the Republic!

    May 19, 2010 at 10:24 am |
  9. howie

    take it back from what??? the health care reform we needed so badly? the regulation of wall street that is so badly needed?? or is it that scary negro that lives in the white house now that the teabaggers want gone so they can "take it back"?? where was their voice when the last administration was really stomping on our Constitution and spending like a school girl at the mall with daddys creditcard? it was GW that started the bail outs they hate so much and these 2 sham wars.. not Obama!! where was the complaints then?? the teabaggers are very transparent and i can see their white hoods and sheets from here.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:19 am |
  10. Howard

    Be careful what you wish for. The Republican party, fox and Rush all had a hand in creating the tea party. this didn't just happen it was orchestrated to be a disruptive force by limiting debate, and trying to intimidate by force on the health care debate. Didn't work, so now they are going against the people who created them and their hand picked candidate.
    America is a centrist country, a little right and left on issues, but always in the middle. This movement inside the Republican party will move it very far to the right and make it's candidates unappealing to the center. Pundits say it reminds them of Barry Goldwater, but he took the party to the far right and got butchered in the general election. Rand Paul is saying things like he would repeal the ADA. wait till some of his other views come out.
    When are you in the media going to realize that the tea party movement is only a vocal minority. In Mass. Brown is a moderate. Let's see if they can push Paul across. that will be their real test.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:08 am |
  11. Steve

    The Tea Party is nothing more than a Repubican front group so why don't they just come out and say it?

    May 19, 2010 at 9:52 am |
  12. Matt

    And so the witch hunt begins...

    May 19, 2010 at 9:52 am |