May 18th, 2010
10:18 PM ET
11 years ago

Cornyn: Contrast in Kentucky Senate race couldn't be more clear

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.”

Filed under: 2010 • Jack Conway • John Cornyn • Kentucky • Rand Paul
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Dan

    True, and the people have spoken. They also made sure Specter who sold us all, enabling the bill (we the majority did not want) to pass and now he has been passed! Justice has been done! Hurraay!

    May 18, 2010 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  2. ronalde

    if anything this should be a wake up call to the repugs McConnell's boy lost,this race was 't about dems it was about the repugs they lost what little clout they had.The tea party boy won,Is cornyn saying that rand will beat the dems he had better look at the turn out ,he can spin that sh t in washington but the turn out has spoken and he is worried no doubt.

    May 18, 2010 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  3. Bowling Green Guy

    We are sending the people's message to Washington with Mister Paul.

    Mister Grayson, don't give up... You will be a fine governor the next time around.

    Goodbye Obamaroids!

    May 18, 2010 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  4. Kentucky

    Does Cornyn agree with Rand Paul that Medicare should never have been created? Does Cornyn agree with Paul that the U.S. invasion of Iraq was was unjustified and a huge mistake? Does Cornyn agree with Paul that all Government regulations of Wall Street Banks and Oil companies should be abolished??

    May 18, 2010 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  5. hawk1

    I live in texas, i have been here for 72 years. it has become a sad state of affairs when we have liars like cornyn and hutcheson. he talks a fine line. but he was a rubber stamp for bush.the man has no scruples. i hope to see the day when texas turns blue.

    May 18, 2010 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  6. No Incumbents 2010

    A very strong endorsement from Senator Cornyn. I couldn't agree more. Rand Paul is what we need in Washington to help clean up the mess the career politicians have given us.

    May 18, 2010 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  7. Bill in Dallas

    Johnny Corn sucking up to Rand Paul and trashing Mitchie. Halprin is a weasel and should work for the National Enquirer.

    May 18, 2010 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  8. Captain Crunch

    The message in KY could not be more clear: neither McConnell or Cornyn could get their candidate through the primary!

    May 19, 2010 12:59 am at 12:59 am |