Sen. John Cornyn, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, issued the following statement about the Kentucky Senate race.
(read the full statement after the jump)
“I congratulate Dr. Rand Paul for his victory in Kentucky’s Republican primary election today. After a spirited and open primary, Rand Paul effectively communicated his commitment to Kentucky values and has gained voters’ respect and trust.
“Dr. Paul is committed to fiscal responsibility, lower taxes, and smaller government in Washington, and he will work tirelessly to restore the checks-and-balances that the families, seniors, and job creators in the Bluegrass State deserve. As Mark Halperin from TIME magazine recently stated, Rand Paul ‘is the perfect candidate for Republicans this cycle in a state like Kentucky. He’s run a very good campaign.’
“The contrast in the General Election could not be more clear for voters this November. Jack Conway was dragged across the finish line by his Democrat bosses in Washington and liberal interest groups that championed his candidacy – despite the fact that he has only won a single race during his career against an extremely weak opponent.
“Jack Conway has made clear that he will serve as another rubberstamp for President Obama and Harry Reid’s out-of-control economic agenda. If he makes it to Washington, voters can expect Conway to simply perpetuate the Democrats’ failed record of higher taxes, skyrocketing job loss, and bloated government bureaucracy.
"Voters in the Bluegrass State deserve a real leader who will work tirelessly for their best interests – not another rubberstamp for President Obama’s liberal spending agenda. That’s why I am confident that we will keep this seat in Republican control and Kentuckians will elect Rand Paul as their next U.S. Senator this November.”