September 16th, 2010
10:48 AM ET
4 years ago

Palin lends Paul a hand in Kentucky

Sarah Palin will head to Kentucky Thursday to fundraise for Senate candidate Rand Paul.
Sarah Palin will head to Kentucky Thursday to fundraise for Senate candidate Rand Paul.

(CNN) – Sarah Palin is back on the campaign trail Thursday, this time raising money for Kentucky Republican Senate nominee Rand Paul.

In what is being described by Paul's campaign as "low key," Palin will attend a lunchtime fundraiser and reception in Louisville on behalf of the Tea Party-backed candidate who beat establishment pick Trey Grayson in May.

Palin endorsed Paul ahead of his primary victory – among the first in a string of endorsements that went against candidates the national party preferred.

Palin couldn't come at better time for Paul, who finds himself neck and neck with his Democratic opponent despite the state's conservative leanings and a political environment that is more favorable to the GOP overall.

According to a recent CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation survey of registered voters in Kentucky, 46 percent support Paul, with an equal amount saying they back the Democratic nominee Jack Conway, the state's attorney general.

Palin is also speaking at a non-political event Thursday night, keynoting the National Quartet Convention in Louisville.


Filed under: 2010 • Kentucky • Rand Paul • Sarah Palin
soundoff (75 Responses)
  1. cj

    Well that settles it , no one needs to even go vote for the Dem , when Palin waves her magic wand , it is a done deal....no one bucks the golden girl....when she picks her faves the mindless follow!

    September 16, 2010 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  2. Cori

    I hope the wench destroys the party of NO, as you can see, that's already happening. That will be her legacy – her stupidity, her greed and the destruction of the GOP.

    September 16, 2010 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  3. cecilia

    Of course she lends a hand to Rand – who else but the bimbo would come to the aid of the dangerously misguided.
    if it were not so dam scary, this would be so funny. but it is not funny – the tea party gang, financed by the big big money is getting close to being a danger to all Americans

    September 16, 2010 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  4. The Unsub

    pailin is a non-factor

    September 16, 2010 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  5. tcaros

    She's the kiss of death.
    Nobody is going to back the old tea baggers on November.

    September 16, 2010 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  6. macguysea

    Two freaks in a pod.

    September 16, 2010 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  7. Damian

    Why would anyone careabout anything this dim-witted intellectually challenged idiot has to say ? She couldn't even finish her 1st term as Governor & is not well versed in anything. Her endorsement should mean squat , but apparently there are lot of people out there that like dim-witts !!!

    September 16, 2010 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  8. th

    Whoopee do. Kentucky, close your borders so Palin can't rub off on you.

    September 16, 2010 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  9. gg

    The neo-fascist provocateur Palin is a cancer on the American body politic.

    September 16, 2010 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  10. Tam

    So what does she stand for? Lowest common denominator, even lower. Lack of grey matter, totally. Getting the black guy out of the White House (oh, yeah, "reclaiming America" is the euphemism). Sad, pathetic, scary.

    September 16, 2010 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  11. Dennis

    So the self-appointed Holy Hockey Mother Superior is back.

    September 16, 2010 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  12. Truth

    Come on CNN, stop with your lying poll numbers. In every other poll Palul is leading by 10 points.

    Shame on you CNN.

    September 16, 2010 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  13. robertJ

    Why? Are there really intelligent human beings who care about anything this eogocentric sexist has to say or think? Go home sarah and keep your eye on Russia (and your kids!)

    September 16, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  14. ConstitutionalPatriot

    We need Rand to provide a firewall against the statists. The leeches on the left love big government since it steals from us to give to them. If you don't believe in freedom seceed or let us seceed and may your chains rest lightly on you and may we forget ye were our countrymen. If Rand fails America fails because without real problem solvers like him we will go bankrupt and revolution will come with a rain of bullets and blood in the streets. The time has come to grow up and cast aside petty differences and selfish wants. We must embrace freedom and our Constitution to protect ourselves from the destruction sewn by the establishment democrats and republicans. Ron Paul, Rand Paul, Jim DeMint, and a few others have the answer but we refuse to even listen and open our minds to the ideas of freedom and personal responsibility. Lets make it a peaceful change and vote for freedom and not wants.

    September 16, 2010 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  15. JOhn

    Why is this a news story? Getting pretty tranparent CNN!

    September 16, 2010 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  16. Carol

    Will she say anythiing of substance, or better, anything new at all?
    Obama bashing, gonna take our country back, fightin for the Constitution.......................

    September 16, 2010 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  17. Tim

    Such a truly sad time for America.

    September 16, 2010 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  18. katiec

    Birds of a feather. Unqualified, irresponsible, radical people trying to bring our country down.

    September 16, 2010 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  19. barry

    Palin has a lot more influence than I thought she had.

    September 16, 2010 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  20. idesign

    Palin 24/7 on CNN, Behold The Power of the FORCE……..
    The fact is this rather mysterious woman panders to nobody, doesn’t care who she upsets on the left or the right and follows her own star. She has no influential family network or billionaire patron, no massive staff structure thronged with consultants and advisers, has for two years been ignored and/or despised by most media pundits, insulted and demeaned by third rate scribblers, cold shouldered by her own state party and ignored by her party’s national establishment. Nevertheless she has become one of the most influential and powerful figures in American politics.

    September 16, 2010 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  21. ugh

    she should just dissapear.

    September 16, 2010 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  22. Yeahimright

    If Palins ambition is realized, She will be the first woman President. Is that a good thing? Probably yes and no. Yes for her and no for the country. She is out of touch with the very constituents that are the most important. The ones that are the true strength of the United States. The ones who are denied their true protential through denial of fair and just opportunity. The class system and her perception of who is really important is indeed skewed. This countries greatest asset continues to be the huddled masses and do any of these political pariahs really make any effort to bring this goliath to its feet. Looks like that answers itself again and again. No wonder we as a country are having all these difficulties. These words ring true for the majority of our elected officials. They should take a lesson on servitude instead of being served before they run for office. They all really could use the experience.

    September 16, 2010 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  23. Tony Z

    Looking forward to election day. Time to get rid of Half Governor.

    September 16, 2010 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  24. Hap

    Who cares what she does? He's a kook anyway. Please stop reporting on people who are only relevent because you make them so. Report real news, I can go to Faux news for this junk.

    September 16, 2010 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  25. Sarah Please.........

    More nuts than Planter's, Jif, and Skippy put together............

    September 16, 2010 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
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