This was out earlier today, but since I only saw Rand Paul announce it, I decided to wait until I heard from the Palin camp. Conservatives 4 Palin has confirmed it, so that is good enough for me. Here is what Rand Paul had on his website earlier today:
National political icon and conservative leader Sarah Palin has endorsed Dr. Rand Paul in his bid for United States Senate from Kentucky. The Paul campaign has received a generous donation from Governor Palin’s PAC.
Sarah Palin has clearly seen that Rand Paul supports smaller, constitutional government and is taking the fight to the career politicians and will shake up the tax and spend crowd in Washington D.C.
“Governor Palin is providing tremendous leadership as the Tea Party movement and constitutional conservatives strive to take our country back,” Rand said.
“Sarah Palin is a giant in American politics. I am proud to receive her support.”
“I’m trying to go to Washington to fight to lower taxes and spending, and for term limits and balanced budgets. I will go to protect the lives of our unborn children,” Rand said.
“I will strive to capitalize on the support of Governor Palin and so many others to go to Washington and fight for liberty and limited government and put an end to the current climate of insider politics, runaway deficits and out-of-control growth of government.”
Sarah Palin’s endorsement is another major success in a long list of achievements for the Paul campaign. Dr. Paul was recently identified as one of the five most important candidates to support by Dick Armey, Freedom Works and the National Tea Party Movement. Dr. Paul has also received endorsements from Concerned Women for America, Gun Owners of America, Steve Forbes and RedState.com,
Recent independent polls show Rand holding a double digit lead in the Republican primary and large leads over either Democratic opponent. Rand Paul has raised over $1.8 million dollars, including over $650,000 in the fourth quarter of 2009.
It appears that some people were not happy with the Palin endorsement. They were pulling for the other guy Bill Johnson a true conservative.
I have to admit to some ignorance here. I knew nothing about Bill Johnson and only know of Rand Paul’s fiscal conservatism. As far as Rand Paul’s social or foreign policy views, I need to do a little more homework. If Rand’s foreign policy views mirror his dads, then I have to say, I not that much of a fan. Fiscally though, I line up pretty close to Rand Paul.
Any readers from Kentucky want to tell me about Paul, Johnson or Grayson?
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