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Rand Paul campaigns in Kentucky 

Wednesday, 19 May 2010 04:31 UK

The Tea Party’s Rand Paul has defeated Republican establishment favourite Trey Grayson in the GOP Senate primary poll in Kentucky, partial results show.

With 43% of precincts reporting, Mr Paul had 60% of the vote to Mr Greyson’s 36%.

In Pennsylvania, Democratic Senator Arlen Specter lost his bid for a sixth term, falling to Joe Sestak.

Voters in several other US states were also deciding on party candidates for November’s mid-term elections.

The outcome of these primary ballots will be seen as a key indicator of the volatile political mood in America.

In Arkansas, Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln is facing a strong challenge from within her party.

Polls suggest anti-incumbent sentiment is rife across the US.

Many voters are concerned that the federal government is doing too little to foster economic recovery and cut wasteful spending, analysts say.

President Barack Obama visited the swing state of Ohio, which has suffered badly in the downturn, to defend the efforts of Democrats in Congress to bolster the economy and create jobs.

“I know it’s still tough, I know a lot of times the future still feels uncertain,” Mr Obama told about 200 workers at a steel plant in the town of Youngstown.

“But I will tell you one thing: It’s people like you, people in towns like Youngstown all across America that I’m thinking about every single day when I go to the Oval Office.”

‘Wake-up call’

“It’s just a tremendous mandate for the Tea Party,” Mr Paul said on Tuesday after his win in Kentucky.

“It cannot be overstated that people want something new; they don’t want the same old, same old politicians and I think they think the system is broken and needs new blood.”

Sarah Palin, former vice-presidential candidate who was backing Mr Paul, told the Associated Press that his victory was a “wake-up call for the country”.

Mr Paul and Mr Grayson were vying for their Republican nomination for a Senate seat vacated by retiring Senator Jim Bunning.

Mr Grayson, who is the Kentucky Secretary of State, has been anointed by the Republican establishment, most notably Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and former Vice-President Dick Cheney.

But Paul, son of one-time presidential candidate Ron Paul, has harnessed conservative grassroots energy, successfully challenging the party establishment’s favourite.

Driven by the burgeoning Tea Party movement, Rand Paul has scored the second victory in a matter of weeks for Tea Party candidates, who recently helped displace sitting Utah Senator Bob Bennett as the Republican candidate in that state.

from:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8688383.stm

 

Rand Paul was born on January 7th, 1963 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rand_Paul

January 7th

1 + 7 +2+0+1+0 = 11 = his personal year (from January 7th, 2010 to January 6th, 2011)

11 year + 5 (May) = 16 = his personal month (from May 7th, 2010 to June 6th, 2010) = Surprises.  Shocks.  Instantaneous.  Sudden.  Astonishment.  Astounding.  Spectacular.  Amazing.  Amazement.  Speechless.  Unprecedented.  Surpass.  Exceed.  Transcend.  Powerful speaker.  Powerful voice.  

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