The Chatter: More Paul and politics

06/18/2010 05:02 PM

Heading into the weekend, here’s what other outlets are saying about Kentucky politics:

  • Paul echoed those comments Friday on Sue Wylie’s radio program in Lexington: “I think BP should be responsible  for cleaning up. I’m a big defender of businesses making profits and individuals making profits. But along with making profits comes responsibility … If our regulations were not adequent, let’s add new ones. If they were adequate and not followed, there should be consequences.”

Mr. Paul’s campaign has begun working closely with the RNC and the Kentucky GOP on get-out-the-vote efforts.

Mr. McConnell’s decision to host a fund-raiser for Mr. Paul, a fellow Kentuckian, is attracting particular attention because Mr. McConnell fought so hard for Mr. Paul’s rival Trey Grayson in the Republican primary.

The $1,000-a-head fund-raiser will feature 14 senators in all, as well as four House members, according to Jesse Benton, Mr. Paul’s campaign manager. Mr. Benton rejected the notion that Mr. Paul was compromising his principles by taking part in the fund-raiser.

  • The Daily Caller reports that former Republican Senate Leader Trent Lott expressed sympathy for Paul having to respond to “gotcha stuff” by the media.

– Ryan Alessi


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