Haley Barbour to stump for Rand Paul in KY

UNION – One of the biggest names in Republican politics will headline a fundraiser in Northern Kentucky next month for GOP U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul.

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour – head of the Republican Governors Association and a potential 2012 presidential contender – is set to attend the invitation-only event Sunday, Sept. 19 at the Union home of retired businessman and GOP donor Dick Knock.

“Winning the Kentucky Senate race is critical to stopping Harry Reid’s and Barack Obama’s agenda which spends too much, taxes too much and borrows too much. Rand Paul will lead the fight for limited government in the Senate and I am proud to offer my support,” Barbour said through a spokesman.

“We are pleased to have Gov. Barbour’s support and look forward to a great event with him in Northern Kentucky,” said Paul campaign manager Jesse Benton.