Dobson Retracts Trey Grayson Endorsement, Switches To Rand Paul In KY-SEN Primary

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.