McConnell doubles down on Grayson 

It shouldn't come as any big surprise that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has publicly endorsed his protege, Secretary of State Trey Grayson, in the race for Senate in Kentucky. The GOP primary will be held May 18.

McConnell's backing has always been implicit. The only surprise is that McConnell would make his support public now, and risk slightly greater embarrassment if and when Grayson loses. Recent polls show Paul with a large lead. He also performs better than Grayson against both of the Democratic Senate hopefuls in November ballot tests.

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David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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