Senate campaign heating up as voter registration reaches deadline

We're just weeks away from election day, and the candidates know it.

While voters spend the day making sure they can hit the polls next month, the candidates continue pushing for every vote they can earn.

Kentucky's U.S. Senate race is one of the most closely watched races in the country.

Meanwhile, Monday is the deadline to register to vote in the November 2 general election.

County clerk's offices across the state will accept voter registration cards until the close of business today.

For registrations being mailed in, an October 4 postmark is required.

The senate candidates met Sunday for a debate on Fox News Sunday.

Democratic candidate Jack Conway criticized Republican candidate Rand Paul's statements regarding prescription drug abuse in Kentucky.

"There's a real clear choice between someone who has taken on the drug issue and someone who says drugs aren't a pressing issue in Kentucky," Conway said.

Meanwhile, Paul spoke Monday morning to the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

During a round table discussion, Paul criticized Conway's support of President Obama, and said he would work to reduce federal spending on health care.

"When you see a guy like me hop out of his pickup truck, put his handicap sticker up, and he's going to draw his check, that's where the problem is," Paul said. "Where Democrats are saying, 'Why don't we raise medicare eligibility to $88,000? That's not a poor person.'"

Paul and Conway will meet for another debate October 11. It will take place in Covington.

Conway has also been invited to participate in a round table discussion with the chamber.

The entire interview with Paul can be seen on the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce's website. You can find a link to that website attached to this story.

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