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Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul's campaign chairman has quit in order to manage the race of a Tea Party-favored candidate for governor.

David Adams said Tuesday he would become campaign manager for a conservative gubernatorial ticket that is being formed, The Associated Press reported. Adams did not name the candidate for governor, or say in what state the new campaign would be mounted.

"He decided he preferred in-state politics to federal politics," Paul campaign manager Jesse Benton said in an e-mail to CNN. "He's a great guy and will be missed."

Adams told the AP his departure from Paul's staff was not a result of any conflicts in the campaign.

Adams was replaced by Benton as campaign manager in a May shake-up that came a week after the campaign scrambled to explain comments by Paul, who refused to fully embrace the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the law that legally ended segregation in the United States. He later insisted he supports the law.

A poll last week found Paul, a libertarian and Tea Party favorite, running neck-and-neck with Democrat Jack Conway, Kentucky's attorney general.

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Richard Havron

The Tea Party is being manipulated by special interests. The Club For Growth faction is funded by Wall Street while Dick Armey's AmericaFirst is funded by the Koch family of Kansas (oil & energy). Their primary motivation is their own financial interests, not what is best for America. The patriotism of Tea Party members is being exploited for personal profit by Armey, Koch & Wall Street.

July 14 2010 at 10:27 AM Report abuse +10 rate up rate down Reply

Rand Paul is not raising any $$$$$ and cannot pay this guy, so he's BAILING in favor of another candidate who might be raising a few more bucks. As long as the campaign manager stays with Tea Party candidates the message and platform will be exactly the same...

We need to take our country back......but we're not gonna tell you anything about where it WAS, where it is now, and what we intend to do once we take it back, OH, but we will get rid of Social Security so you can pay that yourself; we'll cut off your unemployment because you MUST be lazy if you are unemployed, and in Rand Paul's case, if you are Black, better get ready to have your own separate lunch counter again, because Mr. Paul does not believe in MIXING in that way.......


July 13 2010 at 8:59 PM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply

It may be too sensible to hope for, but if the GOP wants not only a winning candidate but a man who can run this country, Lindsey Graham is number one pick. On the other hand, neither the Republicans nor the Democrats have set records in the deciding department.

July 13 2010 at 8:57 PM Report abuse -10 rate up rate down Reply
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i see that he is like all other repubs, they are all the party of NO, they want to raise retirement age to 70, we need to put a stop to their good health care, since they want to repeal the beginning of better health care for us, and their golden fleece retirement plan, i draw 730.00 dollars a month, i never could afford to help pay for these things for then, they are public servants, not royalty.

July 14 2010 at 3:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The Tea Party is trying to be all things to all people, and it's a losing game. The GOP will rue the day they ever met these insatiable Alice In Wonderland characters. At least the GOP knows what it wants and who it is for, and has made itself clear for decades. But the Tea Party---who knows?

July 13 2010 at 8:52 PM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply

TOO much Paul trashes EQUALITY and is runniing neck and neck wit h the Attorney General..WHAT's wrong here? Paul is a nut case yet peple vote for him

July 13 2010 at 7:24 PM Report abuse +17 rate up rate down Reply

Jack Conway will be an excellent senator. He will represent the people of Kentucky well.

July 13 2010 at 6:54 PM Report abuse +11 rate up rate down Reply

If the tea party doesn't have term limits and balanced budget amendment (with severe teeth in it) then they are offering nothing more than any other party promises.

July 13 2010 at 6:54 PM Report abuse +11 rate up rate down Reply
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