Kentucky Herald Leader
Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
FRANKFORT — The national media are flocking to Kentucky to see if Tea Party movement favorite Rand Paul can capture the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate Tuesday and rattle the state’s GOP establishment.
Meanwhile, the Democratic race for U.S. Senate in the state between Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo and Attorney Jack Conway is going down to the mire as well as the wire.
Kentucky voters will go to the polls Tuesday to select their party nominees for the Nov. 2 general election. They will be voting on congressional races, dozens of state legislative races a handful of judicial races and numerous local races, included mayoral primaries in Lexington and Louisville.
Voter turnout in Kentucky is expected to be about 30 percent, said Les Fugate of the secretary of state’s office.
The most attention will be on the U.S. Senate races.
Paul, a Bowling Green eye surgeon who has tapped into the anti-tax, small-government fervor of the Tea Party movement, is attracting heavy national media interest in his race against Secretary of State Trey Grayson.
This article was posted: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 4:22 am