- Oct 12, 2010
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Via Daily Kos and Think Progress comes the news that Senator-Elect Rand Paul, who had run on a platform of banning earmarks, will seek to obtain them for Kentucky. A quote from the Wall Street Journal, introduced in the Think Progress article:
In a bigger shift from his campaign pledge to end earmarks, he tells me that they are a bad "symbol" of easy spending but that he will fight for Kentucky's share of earmarks and federal pork, as long as it's doled out transparently at the committee level and not parachuted in in the dead of night. "I will advocate for Kentucky's interests," he says.