Dobson drops Grayson, endorses Paul in GOP Primary

Focus on the Family founder Dr. James Dobson has withdrawn his endorsement of Trey Grayson and is now featured in a radio ad for Rand Paul.

Focus on the Family founder Dr. James Dobson has withdrawn his endorsement of Trey Grayson and is now featured in a radio ad for Rand Paul.

Just last week Dobson called Grayson “the only candidate with the conviction to lead on the issues that matter to Kentucky families.”

Today, Dobson said he was misled by “senior members of the GOP” about Paul’s record on abortion and other conservative issues.

Here is the radio spot.


Trey Grayson’s campaign issued this statement.

"Clearly Rand Paul will do or say anything to get elected, including falsifying a right to life questionnaire and lying about his record on this issue."

Nate Hodson, Campaign Manager

Trey Grayson for U.S. Senate


Hodson also suggested we read this article in the Northern Kentucky Enquirer.  Both campaigns have received key Pro-Life endorsements.


Rand Paul’s campaign issued this News Release.

BOWLING GREEN, KY – Dr. James Dobson has changed his endorsement in the Republican primary for United States Senate in Kentucky. Below is the text of Dr. James Dobson's endorsement of Dr. Rand Paul in the race for U.S. Senate. 


Dr. James Dobson: "Have you ever made an embarrassing mistake?  I did just that last week.  I was given misleading information about the candidacy of Dr. Rand Paul, who is running in the Republican Primary for the U.S. Senate.  Senior members of the GOP told me Dr. Paul is pro-choice and that he opposes many conservative perspectives, so I endorsed his opponent.


“But now I've received further information from OB/GYN's in Kentucky whom I trust, and from interviewing the candidate himself.


“I now know that he is avidly pro life.  He believes that life begins at conception.


“He opposes earmarking and supports Israel.  He identifies with the Tea Party movement and believes in home schooling.  Sounds like my kind of man.


“If I lived in Kentucky, I would vote for Dr. Rand Paul.   Would you consider sending him to the U.S. Senate to shake things up in Washington?"


Dr. Paul adds, "I thank Dr. Dobson for his support and for his thorough investigation of the views of the candidates in this race.   I believe his message and his explanation for his new endorsement says it all. “


This message will run on statewide radio throughout the coming week.



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