May 4, 2010
Dobson Switches to Rand Paul for Senate
James Dobson has switched his endorsement from Trey Grayson to Rand Paul in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. Dobson said that “senior members of the GOP” mislead him by saying that Paul, who is the son of Texas Rep. Ron Paul, was pro-choice. He said that Paul identifies with the tea party and calls him "my kind of man." Here's a portion of the advertisement Paul is running in Kentucky:
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's running in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. Senior members of the GOP told me that Dr. Paul is a pro-choice and that he opposes many conservative perspectives, so I endorsed his opponent. But now I've received further information from OB-GYNs in Kentucky whom I trust and from interviewing the candidate himself. I now know he is avidly pro-life, he believes life begins at conception, he opposes ear-marking, he supports Israel, and identifies with the tea party, and believes in homeschooling. Sounds like my kind of man.
When he first backed Grayson, Dobson said, "Trey Grayson is the only candidate with the conviction to lead on the issues that matter to Kentucky families. His unwavering commitment to the sanctity of human life and the family resonates with me. I know that he will be a leader on these issues, not just another Senator who checks the box."
He also supports Dan Coats for his old Senate seat in Indiana who faces the Republican primary today.