Kentucky

Tea Partier Rand Paul Wins

Tea Party favorite Rand Paul, son of Ron Paul (R-Tex.), won the Republican Senate nomination for Kentucky, in the first results of Tuesday night’s primaries. Paul was running against “establishment favorite” Trey Grayson for Sen. Jim Bunning’s seat. Bunning will be retiring. "I have a message from the tea party," Paul said in his victory speech. "We've come to take our government back." Attorney General Jack Conway beat out Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo in the Democratic nomination race, which surprised political observers with its heavy turnout, a positive sign for Democrats after talk of an "enthusiasm gap" with GOP voters.