This is not a great time to be a Republican establishment candidate for Senate–even if you’re already a Senator. Voters are dissing old-school officeholders in favor of insurgents whose allegiances rhyme with “me.”
|By: Jon Walker Saturday June 12, 2010 10:30 am|
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday May 19, 2010 7:42 am|
Tuesday was a bad day for Washington establishment candidates and a bad day for conservative Democrats. All three establishment favorites performed poorly in the May 18 elections — and President Obama also fared badly as an endorser.
|By: Jim White Tuesday May 18, 2010 5:00 pm|
Rand Paul wins the Kentucky Republican Senate primary.
|By: Jon Walker Saturday May 15, 2010 7:50 am|
Rand Paul has surged from a long-shot insurgent candidate to dominate the polls just days before the May 18 primary. According to a SurveyUSA poll, Paul has a 16-point lead over Trey Grayson (Paul 49 – Grayson 33). Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is strongly backing Grayson, but being the party establishment’s favorite is not the charm in this election cycle.