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Grayson gets Right to Life endorsement

by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 19, 2010 at 11:51 PM

Updated Saturday, Feb 20 at 12:39 AM

With abortion increasingly a wedge issue in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, Trey Grayson got a key endorsement on Friday from the  Kentucky  Right  to Life Political  Action  Committee. 

The decision by the group's Board of Directors underscores the challenge faced by the other frontrunner in the race, Rand Paul, who has never run for office before. As a result, Paul needs to earn the trust of voters who have already voted Grayson into office twice before.  Grayson, meanwhile, is attempting to not only define his own positions on key issues but Paul's positions, too.

"Their support provides a huge boost to our campaign," Grayson said, linking himself to incumbent Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY).  

Paul's campaign manager, David Adams, acknowledged the frustration of the Paul campaign in what he says are mischaracterizations of Paul's positions on several flashpoint issues.  "Rand Paul is 100% pro-life and will always vote to protect unborn babies," Adams said in a statement, "Rand's grassroots supporters across Kentucky have understood this since the beginning and are doing a superior job of communicating that to Republican primary voters."

Meanwhile, Grayson is also announcing the endorsements of seven Republicans on the Louisville Metro Council:
 
Jon Ackerson (District 18)

Ken Fleming (District 7)

Kevin Kramer (District 11)

Kelly Downard (District 16)

Glen Stuckel (District 17)

Stuart Benson (District 20)

James Peden (District 23)


Here are the news releases:

Kentucky  Right  to Life

STATE'S  LARGEST RIGHT TO LIFE GROUP  ENDORSES  SECRETARY  OF
STATE TREY GRAYSON  FOR THE U.S.  SENATE  RACE

Louisville  .  .  .The  Kentucky  Right  to Life Political  Action  Committee  Board  of Directors is pleased  to announce  its ENDORSEMENT  of Secretary  of State  Trey Grayson  in the primary  election  on May 18 for  the  U.S.  Senate  seat  vacated  by Pro Life  champion  Sen. Jim  Bunning.
Secretary  Grayson's  steadfast  commitment  to  the  protection  of all  innocent  human  life earned  him  the  KRLA PAC  Endorsement  in 2003  and  in 2007,  and  now  as  a U.S.  Senate candidate,  KRLA PAC  is urging  that  KY voters  send  Secretary  of State  Trey Grayson  to Washington,  D.C.  in 2010.


Trey Grayson


The Kentucky Right to Life Association Political Action Committee announced today that it is endorsing Secretary of State Trey Grayson in the Republican Primary for U.S. Senate

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Kentucky Right to Life.  The men and women involved in this organization across the Commonwealth tirelessly champion the rights of all innocent human life, and their support provides a huge boost to our campaign.  Like Senator Bunning, I will be a voice for the unborn and fight for those who cannot defend themselves.  You can always count on me to stand up for Kentucky values,” Grayson said.

To date more than 60 Kentucky elected officials have endorsed Grayson’s campaign for U.S. Senate, including 27 state legislators, 27 County Judge/Executives, and 7 members of the Louisville Metro Council.


Rand Paul

"Rand Paul is 100% pro-life and will always vote to protect unborn babies. Rand's grassroots supporters across Kentucky have understood this since the beginning and are doing a superior job of communicating that to Republican primary voters."
 
David Adams 
 


Trey Grayson - Louisville Metro Council endorsements

Trey Grayson Announces Endorsements from Louisville Metro Council Members

Florence, Kentucky –

Seven members of the Louisville Metro Council announced today that they are endorsing Secretary of State Trey Grayson in his primary for U.S. Senate.

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of these leaders in Kentucky’s largest city.  With the support of these well respected metro council members our organization continues to grow and become stronger.  I look forward to their active involvement in our campaign as we gain more momentum every day,” Grayson said.

Grayson announced endorsements from the following metro council members:

Jon Ackerson (District 18)

Ken Fleming (District 7)

Kevin Kramer (District 11)

Kelly Downard (District 16)

Glen Stuckel (District 17)

Stuart Benson (District 20)

James Peden (District 23)

“I have known Trey for years, and I firmly believe that he is the conservative candidate who stands apart and who we need to be our next U.S. Senator,” said Fleming.  “His commitment to fiscal discipline has been shown in his record as Secretary of State, and I know he will continue to offer the common sense conservative solutions we need to get spending under control in Washington and get our nation back on track.”

“Trey Grayson is the most qualified candidate for U.S. Senate in this election,” said Peden.  “He is the candidate who will best represent Kentucky, fight for our priorities and most effectively oppose the radical liberal agenda of this Congress and the current Administration.  He will be more than just a ‘No’ vote against the liberal agenda and will work hard for Louisville and the rest of the Commonwealth.”

To date more than 60 Kentucky elected officials have endorsed Grayson’s campaign for U.S. Senate, including 27 state legislators and 27 County Judge/Executives.
 

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