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    Democrat Charles Booker launches Senate challenge against Rand Paul

    Democrat Charles Booker launches Senate challenge against Rand Paul

    BY MAX GREENWOOD
    07/01/21

    Democrat Charles Booker launches Senate challenge against Rand Paul

    Booker, a progressive who came within striking distance of the Democratic Senate nomination in 2020, announced his latest campaign in a video posted online Thursday. His decision was first reported by HuffPost.

    ďAs we go into this day where we celebrate our independence, letís commit to making it mean something,Ē Booker says in his announcement video. ďAnd Iím not just asking that of you. Iím going to lead by example. And itís with that understanding that we have to lead ourselves that Iím going to run for United States Senate.Ē

    Booker is the first Democrat to launch a 2022 challenge to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a conservative firebrand who regularly draws the ire of the left. Only one other Democrat has received widespread mention as a potential Senate candidate, former state House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins.

    Paul is likely to prove difficult to beat. He was last reelected in 2016 by a nearly 15-point margin and has $3.1 million in his campaign account. Kentucky is also a reliably conservative state that has eluded Senate Democrats for more than two decades.

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    https://thehill.com/homenews/campaig...inst-rand-paul



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    Rand would be hard to beat in any case and with a dem president in the 2022 mid-terms i dont think Rand will even need to spend any money campaigning

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    Striking distance???? He lost to the person who lost in the general by 20 points.

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    Rand said he is going to work on purging the voter roles of dead and illegals so he might ought to start in his home state of Kentucky.

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    campaign announcement video



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    So will the fact that the average low-information voters think he's Corey Booker help him because of name recognition, or hurt him because people think he's from New Jersey?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jct74 View Post
    campaign announcement video


    Long video, can't tell what issues, if any, he disagrees with Rand Paul about... except maybe the whole everybody should have a good union job, lol...

    Will be interesting to see if he brings up the Breonna Taylor $#@! in a debate.
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    Rand had better get on the audit bandwagon.
    Dominion could give the race to a cheese sandwich and they already stole the governorship in his state for practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tebowlives View Post
    Striking distance???? He lost to the person who lost in the general by 20 points.
    You sure about that? This article says she only beat him by less than 3%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Rand had better get on the audit bandwagon.
    Dominion could give the race to a cheese sandwich and they already stole the governorship in his state for practice.
    Are you promoting federalization of Kentucky's election process?

    Please clarify. I'm sure all your sock puppets will otherwise be horrified to learn you're a useful idiot for the DNC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Invisible Man View Post
    You sure about that? This article says she only beat him by less than 3%.
    https://www.npr.org/2020/06/30/88254...-democratic-pr
    Reading comprehension is important...

    He lost to Amy McGrath, who lost to Mitch by nearly 20 points.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptUSA View Post
    Reading comprehension is important...

    He lost to Amy McGrath, who lost to Mitch by nearly 20 points.
    Yes it is.

    From the OP:
    Booker, a progressive who came within striking distance of the Democratic Senate nomination in 2020....
    There is nothing to fear from globalism, free trade and a single worldwide currency, but a globalism where free trade is competitively subsidized by each nation, a continuous trade war is dictated by the WTO, and the single currency is pure fiat, fear is justified. That type of globalism is destined to collapse into economic despair, inflationism and protectionism and managed by resurgent militant nationalism.
    Ron Paul
    Congressional Record (March 13, 2001)

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    The point I was trying to make is that the striking distance is a silly thing to say since he lost to someone who got clobbered in the general.
    Last edited by tebowlives; 07-02-2021 at 01:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acptulsa View Post
    Are you promoting federalization of Kentucky's election process?

    Please clarify. I'm sure all your sock puppets will otherwise be horrified to learn you're a useful idiot for the DNC.
    Point to anything that says federal in what I said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Point to anything that says federal in what I said.
    How about, the place where Rand Paul works and the sort of bandwagon he's liable to find there.

    How about, the type of initiative Rand confines himself to because he doesn't believe in exerting federal influence on state governments.

    Do you know nothing of his history and habits in the Senate? Nothing? You know what he had better do, but nothing of what he does do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by acptulsa View Post
    How about, the place where Rand Paul works and the sort of bandwagon he's liable to find there.

    How about, the type of initiative Rand confines himself to because he doesn't believe in exerting federal influence on state governments.

    Do you know nothing of his history and habits in the Senate? Nothing? You know what he had better do, but nothing of what he does do?
    Being a Senator in no way requires him to take federal action, he is a citizen of the country and of his state as well and can do all the things other citizens can do.
    He can certainly speak out in favor of the state audits and demand an audit in his home state.

    And since the Constitution mandates that the federal government ensure a Republican form of government there may eventually be a place for federal action against states so corrupt that they won't audit their own elections even after the other states expose the extent of the fraud.
    States controlled by politicians who are elected through fraud are hardly likely to fix the fraud that keeps them in power.
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    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

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    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    He might be a decently strong candidate in a purple state with a large black population but Kentucky is not that.
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