The Rand Paul Uprising; the Tea Party Movement Secures Upset Electoral Victory
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Primary voters in Kentucky delivered an unmistakable message to the Republican establishment on Tuesday: They want principled conservatives, not accommodating career politicians, to represent them in Washington. It looks increasingly likely that their wish will be granted now that Rand Paul has secured the Grand Old Party's nomination by a crushing 23-point margin over his nearest opponent.
Dr. Paul, an eye surgeon by trade, has never held elected office. He defeated Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson, whom the party leadership had anointed to take the Senate seat held by retiring Republican Senator and baseball Hall of Famer Jim …
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Publication information: Article title: The Rand Paul Uprising; the Tea Party Movement Secures Upset Electoral Victory. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: May 20, 2010. Page number: B02. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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