Published On: Sun, Mar 6th, 2016

Donald Trump takes aim at Rand Paul, ‘made a fool of himself’

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump sent the following two tweets Saturday morning, ahead of the Kentucky caucus, taking aim at Rand Paul.

“Why would anyone in Kentucky listen to failed presidential candidate Rand Paul re: caucus. Made a fool of himself (1%.). KY his 2nd choice!”

The other reads: “To the people of Kentucky, Rand Paul didn’t want you. Not (sic) he runs back due to his presidential failure. #VoteTrump #MakeAmericaGreatAgain”

2015 photo/ Gage Skidmore

2015 photo/ Gage Skidmore

The Kentucky Republican Caucus on Saturday has been largely funded by Sen. Rand Paul who convinced the state party to switch from a primary format to get around a state law prohibiting someone from appearing on the ballot in multiple federal races.

Paul was seeking a second Senate term and running as a 2016 GOP presidential candidate until he suspended his campaign last month.

No matter, Trump hung on to win Kentucky, earning 35.9% of the vote, ahead of Ted Cruz, who had 31.6%. The result yielded 17 delegates for Trump and 15 for Cruz.

Jim Stansbury, chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party, tweeted that 34,184 voters in the state’s most populous county showed up at the nine caucus locations. That’s nearly 8,000 more voters than in 2012, when 26,582 voters showed up for the May primary in a race that had already been decided in other states.

State GOP Chairman Mac Brown issued a statement praising the turnout statewide. “Participation in the Republican caucus has been remarkable,” he said. “It is exciting to see Kentuckians so engaged and it is great that so many voters used this opportunity to have a meaningful impact on the presidential race.”

2011 photo/ Gage Skidmore

2011 photo/ Gage Skidmore

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