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WHAS11 Exclusive: High-tech launch to Grayson campaign

by Joe Arnold


Posted on January 6, 2010 at 9:50 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 7 at 1:11 AM

Trey Grayson will formally enter the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky next Thursday, January 14.  And, WHAS11 News has learned that after Grayson files the paperwork, he will launch his campaign on a grand scale, a live interactive video webcast with supporters at "house parties" throughout the Commonwealth.

Campaign manager Nate Hodson tells me that supporters in 94 counties "will listen to Grayson explain why he is running, his vision for Kentucky’s future and will have the opportunity to ask questions."  Those without broadband access will be able to participate by telephone.

One supporter hosting a "house party" in Jefferson County is the former GOP Chairman in Jefferson County, Brad Cummings.  The campaign says people can learn about house parties in their area by logging on to the website, www.TreyGrayson.com, where they can also watch the webcast from their own homes. 

The campaign of rival Rand Paul has heretofore flexed its technological savvy, banking the bulk of a $1.7 million war chest in online "moneybombs" and amassing 40,000 unique e-mail registrants on the campaign website, www.RandPaul2010.com.

In a statement, Grayson said:
"The list of problems our country faces is growing, and the liberal majority in Washington keeps spending and borrowing and expanding government to try to fix them, but it’s not working. We need conservative leaders who will stand up against the status quo and fight for reforms to cut spending, reduce deficits, and get our country back on the right track. I look forward to sharing my ideas for changing the way Washington does business and answering questions from voters during our live video chat next week."