James Dobson pulls Kentucky endorsement and throws support to Rand Paul

Last week, Focus on the Family founder James Dobson endorsed candidate Trey Grayson in his primary race against Rand Paul for Kentucky’s open U.S. Senate seat. Yesterday, Dobson shocked the Kentucky political establishment by pulling that endorsement, and switching his support to Paul.

Dobson felt tricked by some in the Republican leadership, and let them know it:

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….

If I lived in Kentucky, I would vote for Dr. Rand Paul.

Paul now has the endorsement of Beverly LaHaye and Concerned Women for America, Northern Kentucky Right to Life, former-Governor Sarah Palin, and now, James Dobson. It’s going to be near-impossible for the Grayson campaign and their allies in the party establishment to continue claiming that Paul is pro-choice.

Of course, that doesn’t mean they won’t try.

 

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Brian Saint-Paul was the editor and publisher of Crisis Magazine. He has a BA in Philosophy and an MA in Religious Studies from the Catholic University of America, in Washington. D.C. In addition to various positions in journalism and publishing, he has served as the associate director of a health research institute, a missionary, and a private school teacher. He lives with his wife in a historic Baltimore neighborhood, where he obsesses over Late Antiquity.

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