Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Rand Paul says a victory by him in Kentucky's primary would deliver a clear mandate for the tea party movement.
Paul attended church in his hometown of Bowling Green on Sunday but had no other public appearances just two days before his showdown Tuesday with rival Trey Grayson, who is Kentucky's secretary of state.
Paul is the son of Texas congressman and former presidential candidate Ron Paul. He said in an interview with The Associated Press that the mood of the country and the Republican Party are in his favor. Paul is an eye doctor with no elective experience of his own.
He says he'd be "very surprised if things didn't go our way on Tuesday."
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