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An America drowning in red ink is the land of the free no more
Topic - Stephen Voss
Republican Hal Heiner launched a group Wednesday to raise money in support of GOP candidates for the Kentucky House, a move that raises his statewide profile as he weighs a possible run for governor.
Minutes after Alison Lundergan Grimes launched her Senate bid in Kentucky the battle lines were drawn, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell tying the Democrat to President Obama and the agenda of "Washington liberals."
State-level tea-party leaders who helped launch Sen. Rand Paul's meteoric rise from obscure small-town eye doctor to nationally known conservative leader thought they had a sure winner again in Kentucky's Republican gubernatorial primary.
As to whether Paul would be hedging his bets by running for both offices, Voss said: "Obviously, an attempt at the presidency is a risky endeavor and most people who try don't succeed. So it often requires people to stick their necks out pretty far. Knowing you can keep your original job and still make the attempt certainly reduces the risk."
University of Kentucky political scientist Stephen Voss said Paul seemed to have higher aspirations "the minute he won his Senate seat" in 2010.