May 18th, 2010
07:28 PM ET
8 years ago

Paul leads Grayson in Kentucky

(CNN) – Political novice and Tea Party favorite Rand Paul has an early lead over Secretary of State Trey Grayson in Kentucky’s Republican Senate primary.

With 16 percent of precincts reporting, Paul had 52.8 percent of the vote, and Grayson had 34.2 percent. The last polls in the state closed at 6 p.m. CT.

Grayson is the establishment candidate and was the early favorite. But Paul, a libertarian-leaning physician and son of former GOP presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, picked up the backing of some Tea Party groups and had taken the lead in polls leading up to Tuesday’s primary.

On the Democratic side, with 18 percent of precincts reporting, Jack Conway was leading Daniel Mongiardo 46.9 percent to 40.4 percent.

The candidates are fighting to succeed Sen. Jim Bunning, a Republican who isn't seeking re-election.

Filed under: 2010 • Kentucky • Rand Paul • Trey Grayson
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. GI Joe

    We just need to get rid of turtle-face's obstructionist buddies. Stopping the work of our government by yelling no no no no no is NOT the thing to get anyone elected, republican, dem, or libertarian.

    May 18, 2010 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  2. jerry shoate

    Well, well, well.... looks like the American people are finally waking up. Its no longer enough to be a RINO. It now takes real balls to stand up and call a spade a spade. Sorry to see the great and honorable Senator Jim Bunning go but it's time for the the people to speak. No RINOs and no Socialist sympathizers.

    May 18, 2010 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  3. ConstitutionalPatriot

    Go Rand! We will restore the republic and demand Constitutional government! Time to take our country back from the international bankers and corporate elite, end the fed!

    May 18, 2010 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |