Senate candidate woos voters in GOP country

CORBIN, Ky. (AP) - Republican Rand Paul is scheduled to make his
pitch Saturday for cutting federal spending in an impoverished
region of Kentucky that has come to depend on congressional
appropriations to pay for a variety of initiatives, including
fighting drugs, cleaning up the environment, building highways and
distributing clean drinking water to remote communities.
Paul campaign manager David Adams said the front-runner in the
race for U.S. Senate won't alter his message about the evils of
budgetary earmarks when he speaks to some 300 county-level GOP
leaders from across southern and eastern Kentucky at a dinner in
Corbin on Saturday evening.
It's a message that could be seen as criticism of a revered
local congressman, Republican U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, who uses his
seat on the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee to funnel
federal funding into the state's Appalachian region, often through
earmarks.

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