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Rand Paul's Campaign Chairman David Adams Quits

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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.

Filed Under: Senate, Ron Paul

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