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Paul wins Republican Senate nod in Ky.

Paul wins Republican Senate nod in Ky. --GOP race pitted Tea Party-backed Rand Paul against Ky. Secretary of State 18 May 2010 Dr. Rand Paul rode support from tea party activists to victory in Kentucky's Republican Senate primary Tuesday night, delivering a jolt to the GOP establishment and providing fresh evidence of widespread voter discontent in a turbulent midterm election season. Paul had 59 percent of the vote -- with returns counted from 29 percent of the precincts -- to 37 percent for Secretary of State Trey Grayson, who had been recruited to run by the state's dominant Republican, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.