After crunching the results on our Kentucky poll, I'm beginning to wonder if all Republicans running for office this year are 'Tea Party' candidates. Rand Paul's supposed to be the 'Tea Party' candidate in the GOP race for Senate there, and 79% of his supporters say they support the goals of the movement. But so do 67% of the folks planning to vote for Trey Grayson. And when it comes to personally identifying as a member of the 'Tea Party' movement there's no difference between Grayson and Paul's supporters. 29% of the folks planning to vote for each of them claim membership in the 'Tea Party.'
Kind of makes you wonder if it really means anything to be a 'Tea Party' candidate or if that's just a vacuous appellation. Either way we'll have these numbers out tomorrow, and suffice it to say they diverge a little bit from the internal numbers Trey Grayson's camp was claiming today.