The Kentucky Senate Republican primary election on May 18 wasn't supposed to be a race. Secretary of State Trey Grayson had the primary wrapped up... until Rand Paul, tea partier and Ron Paul (R-TX) progeny, joined the fray. My two cents to add to this is that this weekend's trip to visit my sister in Kentucky showed up lots of Rand Paul signs - a professional "Rand Paul U.S. Senate 2010" text on a blue background, maybe a dozen of them. The only other sign I saw was "Price Is Right" - for Democratic primary underdog Darlene Price.
In a primary election, an energy gap is hard to make up with money alone.