Persistent media reports of 2016 GOP Presidential hopeful Rand Paul facing trouble back home in Kentucky have turned out to be completely off base as election returns in Kentucky have Dems wondering, what went wrong?
Tea Party fave Matt Bevin captured the Governor’s mansion from Dem control, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes-known for her Senate race against Mitch McConnell-nearly lost, and that wasn’t all.
Democrat State Auditor Adam Edelen is out of a job despite outspending his Republican opponent Mike Harmon nearly $1 million to $40,000.
Harmon, a State Representative, won with about 51% of the vote with almost all precincts in.
Edelen was considering running against Senator Rand Paul for his Senate seat in 2016, but reports say that is now unlikely.
Paul put out robocalls and emails targeting Edelen to help Harmon’s campaign.
The victory at home comes as Paul’s campaign is picking up momentum nationwide after his speech railing against the Obama/Boehner debt ceiling deal went “viral.”