In a major development in the Kentucky Republican Senate primary, James Dobson has retracted his endorsement
of establishment favorite Trey Grayson and switched to Tea Party insurgent Rand Paul -- and Dobson claims that top Republicans had misled him about Paul's positions.
"Senior members of the GOP told me Dr. Paul is pro-choice and that he opposes many conservative perspectives, so I endorsed his opponent," Dobson said. "But now I've received further information from OB/GYNs in Kentucky whom I trust, and from interviewing the candidate himself."
Dobson had endorsed Grayson just last week
, saying at the time that he was "the only candidate with the conviction to lead on the issues that matter to Kentucky families." The TPM Poll Average
gives Paul a lead of 42.3%-25.3% in the Republican primary, which will be held on May 18.