WASHINGTON – Rand Paul, one of the early leaders of the Tea Party movement, won the Republican nomination for Senate from Kentucky Tuesday night, delivering a powerful blow to the party’s establishment and offering the clearest evidence yet of the strength of the anti-government sentiment simmering at the grass-roots level.Read the rest here.
Mr. Paul, the son of Representative Ron Paul of Texas, easily defeated Trey Grayson, the Secretary of State from Kentucky. Kentucky voters turned against Mr. Grayson even though he had the support of the state’s best-known political leader – Senator Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader.
"I have a message," Mr. Rand said, delivering a victory speech in Bowling Green. "A message from the Tea Party. A message that is loud and clear and does not mince words: We have come to take our government back."
Mr. Paul may well become the first Libertarian Senator in our country's history. Of course Peter Schiff is also running in Connecticut.