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More surprises in store in GOP Senate primary?

by Joe Arnold


Posted on December 11, 2009 at 5:00 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 11 at 12:46 AM

Bill Johnson has been acting the part of a legitimate candidate, showing up at county GOP rallies, breakfasts and candidate forums.  Now, the Todd County businessman and decorated Navy veteran says an internal poll proves he is a legitimate candidate.  After the upstart Rand Paul took the lead in the latest WHAS11/Survey USA poll (to the surprise of many  Republicans), it appears anything is possible.

Here's the news release from the Johnson campaign:

The results of an internal statewide poll, done last week in Kentucky, show Trey Grayson at 29%, Rand Paul at 25%, Bill Johnson at 14%, Thoney at 2%, Oerther at 1%, Martin at 1%, and 28% of the voters undecided.  The poll of 1113 likely voters has a margin of error of 3.5%.

The campaign to fill the seat being vacated by Senator Jim Bunning has drawn much attention. The front-runners to replace Senator Bunning are Trey Grayson, Secretary of State, Rand Paul, son of unsuccessful presidential candidate Ron Paul, and Bill Johnson.  Grayson and Paul have been taking pot shots at each other in an attempt to gain media attention.  Both have raised nearly a million dollars each from their out of state friends and political allies while Johnson has been traveling the state talking with residents about the issues important to them.  Since he is not financed by lobbyists or special interest groups Johnson is raising funds by accepting small donations from interested voters.  His growing strength in the polls is clear evidence that Kentucky voters are not for sale.

Johnson said, “My campaign is working to win for the people here at home.  This campaign is not about money.  Important issues such as our economy, the war on terror, healthcare, and energy independence should be on the minds of those who would serve our country.”  As a pro-life, pro-gun, pro-family, and pro-military candidate, Johnson is concerned about the future of America. “As I continue to campaign across Kentucky I am meeting hard working people who are struggling to pay their bills, save for retirement, and provide for their kids college tuition,” Johnson added.

Bill Johnson is a Republican Candidate for the U.S. Senate from Kentucky. Johnson is a military gulf war veteran, businessman and concerned citizen tired of the nonsense coming out of Washington. He stands for limited government, low taxes, strong military, gun ownership, marriage between one man and one woman, and life begins at conception. Johnson is committed to returning our great nation to the conservative values of Ronald Reagan.