Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) argued that Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) decisive victory over Alison Grimes was a referendum on Hillary Clinton as well on Tuesday.
“It was a referendum not only on the president but on Hillary Clinton. Mrs. Grimes ran as a Clinton democrat… she tried to attach herself to Hillary Clinton, but it turns Hillary Clinton doesn’t have many coattails in Kentucky” he said.
Paul predicted that when all is said and done, “we’re going to pick up enough victories to take over the Senate. It’s a repudiation basically of the president’s policies, but also Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton have been all over the place. They’re trying to make it out as if they’re somehow better for Democrats. Well, in Kentucky, they were soundly rejected.”
He also responded to critics that said Republicans could not win black votes, by pointing to poor economic numbers among African-Americans “the facts are that black unemployment is still twice white unemployment and that households that are led by an African-American have lost $3,000 in household income since the recession ended. So really the people that the president says should always vote
Democrat, they’re frankly not doing very well with the Democrat in charge.”
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