Establishment GOP Warms To Tea Party Candidate Rand Paul In KY-Sen | Talking Points Memo

With polls showing Rand Paul ahead by double digits in the Kentucky Republican Senate primary, the Republican party establishment that once feared him is now ready to hug and make up. Less than a year ago, twenty-three Republican Senators — including the chair of the NRSC, John Cornyn — held a joint fundraiser for the party’s choice in the race, Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson. Now, Republican operatives in Washington say they’d be happy to have Paul on the ticket.

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