Friday, January 22, 2010

Grayson won't recuse himself

Trey Grayson is the Secretary of State for the state of Kentucky. Which means that he oversees Kentucky elections, and certifies the winners. Which means that he is overseeing his own election campaign for the U.S. Senate, currently against Bill Johnson, Gurley Martin, Brian Oerther, Rand Paul, and Jon J. Scribner in the Republican primary.

Associated Press reported on January 21 that: "In a letter sent to Grayson's Capitol office, Paul asked Grayson to recuse himself from overseeing the Senate election" due to the obvious conflict of interest.

In reply, "Grayson spokesman Les Fugate called the request absurd and blatantly self-serving. Fugate said Grayson won't recuse."

Source: "Paul Doesn’t Want GOP Opponent To Oversee Election" (AP), WKRG, Jan. 21, 2010.

For other coverage of the Grayson-Paul race, please read my articles:

Paul Surges to Lead in Senate Race

Steve Forbes endorses Rand Paul

1 comment:

  1. I'll make an editorial comment here. This was an excellent piece of campaigning from the Paul organization.

    Paul, and everyone else, knew that Grayson was SoS since before the campaign began. So why wait till yesterday to raise the issue?

    Well, yesterday Grayson received his first endorsement, from ex-Congressman Ron Lewis.
    A couple of hours later, the press learned about Paul's letter, and the Lewis story was buried.

    Looks like Rand Paul has learned something about campaigning from his old man (10-term Texas Congressman Ron Paul).