The Paul votes comes as a surprise. Three years ago, as a presidential candidate, Paul told conservative radio host John Lofton that he supported Don't Ask Don't Tell.
"I'm the new campaign manager in title, but this isn't a campaign shake-up," said Benton. "David Adams isn't being pushed out in any way. This is just a change in roles. I was just a general consultant, but I'll be taking the official title -- David will become campaign chairman. He'll be Rand's key liaison to groups here in Kentucky."
I've been hearing rumors of some slippage for Rand Paul's insurgent U.S. Senate campaign in Kentucky. But if there is momentum for Trey Grayson, the secretary of state, it's not borne out by SurveyUSA, the pollster that has done the most work on this race.
In a surprise, Mitt Romney edged out Ron Paul to win the SRLC straw poll by a single vote.
Even when he was running for president, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) didn't really give presidential campaign speeches.He wasn't much for pointing people to social networks, asking for votes, or -- especially -- mentioning other candidates. He didn't stop for applause. He lectured. And that's what he did here, before a stratified SRLC crowd, as some baffled Republican activists walked out and (largely youthful) Paul fans trickled in.
NEW ORLEANS -- Supporters of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.), who've been moving into the conference today to hear their man speak, have made their presence known with noisy shouts of disapproval when SRLC speakers deliver more bellicose rhetoric. During a...