Rand Paul , son of libertarian Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), is running a grassroots campaign for retiring Senator Jim Bunning's Senate seat. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has endorsed Paul's opponent Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson. Rand Paul is considered by many to be the Tea Party candidate.
The Washington Post reported:
Sarah Palin has endorsed Rand Paul in the Kentucky Senate GOP primary. Her spokeswoman just sent over this statement from the former Alaska governor: "I'm proud to support great grassroots candidates like Dr. Paul. While there are issues we disagree on, he and I are both in agreement that it's time to shake up the status quo in Washington and stand up for common sense ideas."