Last week, Kentucky Republican senatorial candidate Rand Paul announced he had raised over $1 million in the third quarter to Secretary of State Trey Grayson’s $642,800, even though Grayson received fundraising support from the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee and is the GOP establishment favorite. The Politico reported that Grayson ended September with $1.18 million cash-on-hand. Paul banked $921,000.
Rand’s father, Ron Paul, enjoyed similar fundraising success and won the fourth quarter money primary in 2007 without being able to break into the top tier when states started voting. Yet the polling so far shows Rand Paul to be a serious candidate.