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527 runs TV ad against Paul

May 14, 2010 | | Comments Comments

A Lexington-based independent political action committee started airing a TV ad in Lexington and Louisville Friday against Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul.

The 30-second ad produced by Coalition for Kentucky Values contends Paul is raising campaign funds from “extremists.”

It specifically mentions Austin, Texas, syndicated talk show host Alex Jones, who says in a clip that bankers are poisoning food and water and intimates that the 9/11 attacks were “an inside job.”

Paul’s campaign manager, David Adams, said, “This is the kind of silliness we have come to expect from the Grayson campaign.

“Rand Paul is winning this race because Kentuckians trust him to help get our country back on track without getting sucked into this nonsense.”

Tim Isaac, a media specialist in Lexington, said he formed the so-called 527 in the last few weeks “to speak out against Paul.”

He stressed that it has no ties with the campaign of Secretary of State Trey Grayson, Paul’s chief rival in Tuesday’s Republican primary election for the U.S. Senate.

Grayson campaign manager, Nate Hodson, said, “If you like Alex Jones, you’ll love Rand Paul. Most of us who live in the real world, however, find abhorrent the idea that 9/11 was an inside job and the many other ideas these two share.”

The ad, Isaac said, will run on cable and broadcast TV in Lexington and Louisville.

Isaac declined to say how long the ad will run and how big the media buy was.

Asked why he decided to run the ad late in the campaign, Isaac said, “We’ve actually been working on this a couple of months.

“It, with the financial support, finally came together.”

Isaac declined to identify financial supporters of the 527.

A 527, named after a section in the U.S. Internal Revenue Service code, does not have to disclose its finances until it files its tax returns.

–Jack Brammer

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  1. Patio says:

    Good Luck with THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    heeheehee, haaahahaahaaa woohoooo,heehee!!!

  2. Skip says:

    It takes all of two minutes on Youtube and Google to find videos of Rand Paul shooting automatic weapons and hanging out with militia nuts.

    Stormfront and the milita whacko’s love Paul for a reason.

    But there’s nothing like finiding out for yourself.

  3. fedup2here says:

    I never dreamed Grayson would sink this low, but then again he is a career politician so I shouldn’t be surprised by his low down mud slinging antics.

  4. CMH says:

    This confirms my vote for Rand Paul in May and skipping the senate race in November if Grayson somehow gets the nomination.

  5. Woodsy Owl says:

    From my perch, looks like Grayson is a skunk with a yellow stripe. None of the forest critters like him.

  6. hailiebug says:

    I, like Rand Paul, believe in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for people just like me. But I also agree with Grayson that George W Bush was the greatest President ever, ever, ever. Especially the surplus he left and the finacial security and the peace in Iraq. Mission Accomplished now bring on the militias.

  7. DHagy says:

    Oh, yes, we all know that Rand Paul will lead us to the promised land because he’s going to take on the “Washington politicians.” Yeah; and these are magic beans.

  8. littleNate says:

    Trey Grayson would never do an interview with someone who doesn’t represent his moral values. Please disregard his interview with the Courier-Journal Editorial Board.

    Protect Kentucky from crazy terrorists and vote Grayson. It’s OK to balance the budget in 10 years! We’ll do it one day! Trust big government!

  9. Dan says:

    I just hope Tim Isaac spends all of his money on this and the media films him crying after Rand Paul wins on Tuesday.

  10. Susan says:

    Seems Greyson is desperate and is willing to do whatever it takes to win. He should be worried…very worried. He’s about to be defeated ;)

  11. James Madison says:

    There is nothing desperate about revealing the truth about Rand Paul and his supporters. He cozied up to Alex Jones and his followers early in the campaign to raise the money that he needed to kick off his campaign. It is a connection that good reporters should explore and explain.

  12. Turnabout says:

    Trey Graysons is a truther?

    Nate Hodson: “9/11 was an inside job.”

  13. Patrick Henry says:

    Just got my latest mailing from Rand Paul and the gang so I thought that it was time to take a closer look at his qualifications for office to see if I was missing something. The best I can come up with is that his primary qualification is that his daddy is a 20 year congressman and had a fundraising network and media contacts he could tap into. Of course, he also seems to be a big time hypocrite. Seems to be one of those I favor scaling back government spending except for payments that benefit me. He says in the letter that he is in favor of limited government and cutting government spending. I guess it is a bit ironic that according to the Wall Street Journal half of his patients are from a government healthcare program. What really gets my attention is that he is in favor of cutting federal spending but he is AGAINST cutting any Medicare payments to doctors. Hmmm…isn’t that convenient. After all, he says that doctors “should be allowed to make a comfortable living”.

  14. Bill Adkins says:

    The Tea Party Fringe and Rand Paul — “9/11 was an inside job” and “bankers are poisoning food and water ,,,” The Black Helicopters are circling at the Rand Paul Campaign.