Wednesday, December 18 2013 4:58 PM EST2013-12-18 21:58:47 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Some call them landmarks. Others call them eyesores. But you can also call those giant silos off I-65 gone. It's just a matter of time. That's because, after years of trying,More >>
Silos have been part of landscape since early 1900sMore >>
Follow the WDRB Newsroom, Reporters and Anchors.More >>
Tweets from the WDRB Newsroom, Reporters and Anchors.More >>
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, facing re-election next year, has forged a mutually beneficial alliance with tea party darling Rand Paul.
McConnell needs Paul's tea party influence to keep potential primary challengers at bay and to energize his general election campaign against the likely Democratic nominee, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. Paul, who has presidential aspirations and is looking to run in 2016, needs McConnell's connections to the wealthy donor base of the Republican establishment.
In Kentucky, Paul and his tea party supporters have proven particularly powerful. By forging the alliance, McConnell has virtually ensured that no would-be challenger can get the kind of infusion of cash from tea party channels that allowed Paul to win here in 2010.
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved.