April 21st, 2010
03:07 PM ET
10 years ago

Palin stars in new Rand Paul commercial

Sarah Palin is set to star in a new ad for Rand Paul, a candidate for Senate in Kentucky.

Sarah Palin is set to star in a new ad for Rand Paul, a candidate for Senate in Kentucky.

(CNN) - Sarah Palin's weighing in on the contentious Republican Senate primary battle in Kentucky.

The former Alaska governor is appearing in a new ad for Rand Paul, a physician and the son of former GOP presidential candidate and Texas Rep. Ron Paul. Rand Paul is battling Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson for their party's nomination.

In the television commercial, the narrator says "Paul's conservative approach has the support of Sarah Palin."

The ad then uses an audio clip of the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, who backed Paul earlier this year, endorsing the candidate. "He wants limited government. I respect that and I'm proud to support him," Palin is heard saying.

The television commercial follows a radio ad with Palin that's been in circulation in Kentucky for a couple of weeks, according to the Paul campaign

Paul and Grayson are fighting to succeed Sen. Jim Bunning, the Republican lawmaker who announced last summer that he would not run for a third term. National GOP leaders rallied around Grayson at the time. But Paul, a favorite with conservatives and with many in the Tea Party movement, has picked up steam and some recent polls indicate that he leads Grayson in the GOP primary matchup.

Bunning endorsed Paul last week. On Monday, former New York City mayor and 2008 GOP presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani endorsed Grayson, according to the Grayson campaign.

Kentucky's primary is May 18. State Attorney General Jack Conway and Lt. Gov. Don Mongiardo are the top two candidates battling for the Democratic Senate nomination.

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Filed under: 2010 • Kentucky • Rand Paul • Sarah Palin
soundoff (74 Responses)
  1. Anonymous

    What does this this woman stand for? Ad why does her endorsememt have any weight with people?
    It can't be conservative values- most people with that feeling stand by their committments and would never quit a postion they were eleceted to just to make money.
    It can't be family values, because most women would try and find a job close to home so that htye could spend time with their family, especially a child with special needs, instead of galivanting all over the country promoting herself.
    It can't be America, because if that were the case she would speak with respect of our leaders while disagreeing with them.
    It can't be her strong background or knowledge of issues since this is a woman that said she was for Cap and Trade until she found out it did not match the feelings of her party. We won;t even go into her lack of knowledge when running for VP.
    It can't be her Conservative leaning, she endorsed John McCain, the one tru moderate in the Republican party. she backed a good man but not for the right reason and i don;t think she even knows that.
    I won't take cheap shots- they are too easy- but I do ask in all sincerity- why do people care what she thinks? She is an oppotunist, not a conservative.

    April 21, 2010 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  2. cindy ex-republican SINCE MCCAIN PICKED PALIN

    Please run in 2012. Please run in 2012. Please run in 2012. Obama will kick your, well, just run and see. You do not have the support and hopefully by November all this hate will stop and people will not vote Republicans in for any reason. The only reason so many people are upset with this administration is because of the lies this woman has started and continues to spread. Ms. Palin, did you not say God would have the right person win the Presidency? Then please, remember he did win. Now shut up! Just for a week. Do you every see your family? You have children who really need you, wake up!

    April 21, 2010 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  3. DisgustedinPA

    I supported Ron Paul for President. To think his son would ask for Sarah Palin's support is disgusting. She is not a good luck charm, Rand; more like a hex. Apparently he's not a dyed-in-the-wool constitutionalist/libertarian like his father; just another party puppet. By the way, the true tea-partiers for Ron Paul were out there long before the wacko Republicans hijacked that bandwagon.

    April 21, 2010 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  4. Marie

    All respect that I had for Ron Paul and his newly emerging son is not disapating with Sarah Palin in the mix!!!! She is poison to the political process. If the republicans don't be care they might get what they are looking for and they won't like it much. Tea Party, Sarah Palin not exactly creating a big tent now are they? I am so amazed at how stupid Americans really are but they are, if they go this route I am getting the hell out of dodge.

    April 21, 2010 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  5. The Unsub

    Oh no!

    April 21, 2010 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  6. w.art

    He must have his heart set on loosing by having her speak for him.

    April 21, 2010 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  7. steven harnack

    I notice that a lot of the proponents of this "limited government" also want to be the one in charge of this limited government. I say hey, do your part for limiting government and do away with your own participation.

    April 21, 2010 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  8. James Madison

    This seals the deal for Dr. Rand Paul. Mitch McConnell, it's time to go home. This time LIBERTY is the winner!

    April 21, 2010 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  9. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    All the more reason not to vote for Rand Paul. Anything involving "PayMe" Palin is destined to fail.

    April 21, 2010 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  10. Tony Menechella

    Unfortunately, I live in KY, which is a VERY IGNORANT STATE!!! Normally I would be happy for anybody to receive an endorsement from Palin, is it would certainly signal their defeat, but not here!!!

    April 21, 2010 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  11. Peejay

    So the ad will be scripted and nobody will have to endure the patented Palin winky word salady thingy?

    April 21, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  12. DIANA

    I bet Grayson is thrilled at the idea. Can't wait to see who wins the primary. Of course it's Kentucky so anything could happen

    April 21, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  13. Drill Baby, Drill!

    Ooh, this is so fun! I can't wait to see how this plays out. Does Rand not know that the woman he was named after would be spinning in her grave if she knew what he was doing? Life is stranger than fiction!

    April 21, 2010 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  14. Neaderthal Republicans

    Being seen as attractive when you have a brain to fall back on is one thing but she has no substance to fall back on.

    I can't believe conservative women want her to be their standard bearer. Doesn't she give ALL women a bad name?

    Can't wait for her looks to fade. The day she forgets to wear her Wonderbra, she's done.

    April 21, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  15. Pragmatic

    ... and for this she was paid how much? Since she quit 1/2 through her term as governor – its been all about pay to play ... why are republicans trying to ram these radical candidates down our country's throats???
    2000-2008 proved they can't govern!

    April 21, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  16. Papasan in Az

    Maybe she will wear hot pants and a KKK White Hood...

    April 21, 2010 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  17. markiejoe

    Good. I hope Paul wins the GOP nomination.

    Because that will ensure yet another Democratic Senate win in November.

    Go Teabaggers!

    April 21, 2010 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  18. Josh

    Sarah you are a disgusting person who will do anything for a buck. The media should bury your mug and the last page of their paper. Myself and the majority of amerians are sick and tired of seeing your face. You have no shame.

    April 21, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  19. Elizabeth

    I am ashamed of American citizens who even give that Palin woman a nod! It is really scary to think that any American would consider that obnoxious woman! With someone like her around, I fear for my grandchildren who would have to live in her atmosphere of hatred and ignorance!!! What is our country coming to?

    April 21, 2010 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  20. ross berg- Buffalo NY

    For his sake let's hope she is not the kiss of death she was for John McCain??? At least she's not on the ballot this time which should help!!

    April 21, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  21. Future expat

    Although Ayn Rand would agree with Palin's views on individual rights and capitalism, she would be disgusted by her unabashed stupidity.

    April 21, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  22. Pepou

    The bimbo is out again.

    April 21, 2010 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  23. Ben in Texas

    Well, scratch Rand Paul off the list.

    April 21, 2010 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  24. Al-NY,NY

    It may help in hill-billy land to get the nomination but have her on your side in the general election = the kiss of death. Rand better watch what he wishes for, cause it won't help in the long run

    April 21, 2010 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  25. Minnesotan

    I most definitely prefer Ru Paul to Ron Paul, Rand Paul and particularly Sarah Palin.

    April 21, 2010 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
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