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August 19, 2009 – Comments (15) | RELATED TICKERS: BOM , B

This post is a little early (about 5 hours early at the time of writing), but I felt it was necessary to get the word out before midnight tonight.


A recent WHAS poll, out of Louisville, KY (and no it's not an internet poll...) has current Secretary of the State (and presumed nominee) Trey Grayson with 33% of the vote. Grayson is a part of what I like to call the Mitch McConnell Machine. He is a politician and nothing more. He doesn't want to do what's right for Kentucky or the rest of the country, like Mitch he only cares about getting re-elected when the election is near and the rest of the time dedicates his political efforts to bringing money back to the "good ol' boys" of Kentucky. I'm sure many of you can site similar examples in your own states, involving your own senators and representatives.


So, what does any of this have to do with Ron Paul's b-day? (So glad you asked...)


In second place in that poll with 26% of the vote (versus Grayson's 37%) is...




That's right; the son of Dr. Ron Paul, an eye surgeon from the great state of Kentucky is a contender in the senate race. Unlike his father, the news has not ignored Rand early in his campaign for Senate, and I even know a few KY "neo-con" types that like him...


So, far Tray Grayson has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, shattering the competition in fundraising. Rand has raised only $224,000 at the time of writing this. Tomorrow that will all change. In honor of the Dr. Ron Paul's 74th birthday, we are having a Ron-Paul-Type-Money- Bomb for his son's senate race.


The goal is $1 Million dollars in a day, starting at midnight tonight! And like his father's old website they are asking for $2 Million to win. Regardless of if the money is all raised tomorrow or not, I am willing to bet on at least $500,000 in the next 31 hours. 


But let's see if we can make it the full $1,000,000!


I know some of you out there in Fooldom were like me and very much asleep or apathetic before the good doctor came along and woke you from your life-long slumber. The Ron Paul movement has shown lasting power. Even though we didn't win the presidency, we won countless other battles. We reminded people that the Constitution and specifically the Bill of Rights still matters


If you are still sleeping, the rest of us are waiting for you to join us. We will fight for your liberty even while you attempt to give it away. We know what we are trying to do will catch on eventually because...


Freedom is Popular!


Join me. There is no law that says that someone outside of the state of KY can't donate to its senate race. Get your friends and family to donate. Every single dollar helps. We have an opportunity for real change here, a chance to vote with your wallets even if you can't vote at the ballot for someone who will never vote for an unbalanced budget (neither a R or a D one). Someone who will introduce legislation requiring that all legislation be read in full before a senator or rep will be eligible to vote on it. Someone who will never vote to raise your taxes, will work to make the Federal Reserve more transparent, and actually understands Healthcare and what is required to fix it.


Long Live All Defenders of the Constitution!


For Liberty,


15 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On August 19, 2009 at 7:31 PM, DaretothREdux (45.83) wrote:

Oh...and if Ron Paul woke you up, then this post deserves your rec so that others might wake.

And if you don't like Ron but you think you might like Rand, then rec this post so that others might see.

And if you just like my writing, but you completely disagree that Ron/Rand should ever hold any position in politics, then feel free to rec as well.

And as always comments, questions, and rebuttle are appreciated.


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#2) On August 19, 2009 at 7:48 PM, whereaminow (< 20) wrote:

Thanks for bringing this up!

David in Qatar

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#3) On August 19, 2009 at 8:37 PM, DaretothREdux (45.83) wrote:

Thanks David.

As a resident of KY currently, I am honored to have Rand running for Jim B's seat, and I feel it is my duty to bring this up, especially since the Paul Movement goes way beyond KY politics. Good Senators will make policy decisions good for the nation, not just what is good for thier state.


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#4) On August 20, 2009 at 4:04 AM, DaretothREdux (45.83) wrote:

UPDATE: $290,000 and climbing...

Hopefully the donations will flood in tomorrow.


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#5) On August 20, 2009 at 6:11 AM, DaretothREdux (45.83) wrote:

People are starting to get out of bed...I on the other hand am off to sleep. I expect exciting results once I wake.

Happy Trading everyone!


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#6) On August 20, 2009 at 1:59 PM, DaretothREdux (45.83) wrote:

UPDATE: $482,000

I think we are on pace to get the $500,000 in one day.... :-/


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#7) On August 20, 2009 at 2:40 PM, DaretothREdux (45.83) wrote:

The New American has the story here.

And I'm going to see if I can find any local news sources reporting it.


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#8) On August 20, 2009 at 3:47 PM, DaretothREdux (45.83) wrote:

My father just called (he works for one of the local TV stations) and I think they are going to do a story on Rand's fundraising!

$517,000 and climbing!


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#9) On August 20, 2009 at 8:03 PM, DaretothREdux (45.83) wrote:

Things seem to be winding down for the day and we are almost at $600,000 which means we might raise the $500,000 I predicted but we will probably fall a little short. Either way not bad for a single day fundraising event from someone who has never run for office!


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#10) On August 21, 2009 at 4:19 AM, DaretothREdux (45.83) wrote:

$672,000 and finally the courier-journal decided to cover it!


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#11) On August 21, 2009 at 6:48 PM, detroitdea (< 20) wrote:

People like you who participate in the system will contribute to the change needed to make a better future for our Nation.  

Thank you for your efforts!

The numbers will prevail.  $694,840.00 and counting,

Wishing you success at engaging more people to support you.    

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#12) On August 26, 2009 at 12:38 AM, DaretothREdux (45.83) wrote:


Thank you for your support!

Update: $740,416

Rand Bomb Breaks Record

Enthusiastic supporters of Rand Paul, a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat from Kentucky, made political online history yesterday. The real-time donation counter at Dr. Paul’s website at shows that the campaign has raised over $680,000. The campaign cleared over $430,000 in the 24 hour period. Watching the counter it is clear that donations are still coming in.

This online total, raised from thousands of individuals often in increments of $5 to $25, is clearly a record in Kentucky politics. Yesterday’s online raise brings Rand Paul’s fundaising to parity with the establishment candidate. No other candidate from Kentucky has raised this much money in one day online.

Supporters are still donating at this moment and the excitement continues to build raising over $17,000 so far today.
Some facts about Rand Paul’s online fundraiser yesterday:
•    Over 5000 donations were made to Rand Paul’s fundraiser yesterday.
•    Yesterday’s average donation to the Rand Paul campaign was $86
•    70% of donations to the Rand Paul campaign yesterday were under $100



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#13) On September 14, 2009 at 8:18 PM, thongpatrol (< 20) wrote:

what makes RAnd a qualified politician?  daddy's legacy?  probably not.  don't know much about him or how he will create jobs for kentuckians.  when it is all said and done, he will be like the other carbon blobs who troll the halls in the capitol.  catering to corporate interests.  sorry dude.

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#14) On September 28, 2009 at 7:30 AM, Mary953 (85.67) wrote:

Just a thought regarding thongpatrol's comment.  You could usually tell a fair amount about the parents if you looked at the kids in elementary school (and since I spent a lot of volunteer hours, it wasn't that hard)  The smartest, most angelic-looking child could say things that would stop you in your tracks or the kid that seemed the least likely would show extreme kindness.

From this blog ONLY - I get the following about Dr. Rand Paul -

Doctor = intelligence and hard work + goal setting to get to that point.  Add in the long term commitment to continue after that goal over a period of years without stopping.

Eye Surgeon = Moving into the Opthamology arena requires a second skill set, highly technical (apparently even more so than the first medical degree, according to physician friends) Surgeon - more training and extra set of skills.  Highly motivated and focused.

Son of Ron Paul gives me a general idea of the types of ideas he grew up with, the discussions/arguments, and the probable general platform that he would be running on.  If it differed substantially from the platform of his father's fiscal responsibility and reduced government, by now, he would have been brought forward to speak his father's ideas in some media event.

Finally, Dare is from Kentucky.  If you want to know about a politician or his family, ask someone from his home state.  The people of Kentucky have had a front row seat for this family.

And anyone who needs to know where Dare stands can read it in his own words - in his own blogs.  Dare is a much better writer than I am and expresses himself quite well without my help.  I just wish I had seen this in time to be a part of the event on the day in question.

a postscript - If Dr. Paul has made it through primaries, he will now be receiving special interest money unless he refuses it.  This is SOP - at a certain point, you begin to send money to any serious candidate just in case you have to face him across a table after his election.  Dr. Paul with $224,000 in contributions is not a serious contender.  Dr Paul with thousands of contributors is a very serious contender.

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#15) On January 03, 2010 at 1:57 AM, withoutlimits (83.05) wrote:

Go RAND!!!!

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