Controversy over political ad follows Conway and Paul

By: Dave Spencer Email
By: Dave Spencer Email

While both candidates for the US Senate attempt to reach veteran voters, the controversy over a recent political ad dominates the questions to the candidates.

One day after Republican Rand Paul met with veterans in Lexington, Democrat Jack Conway did the same at the American Legion.

They both want to ensure veterans they will fight for them once they get to Washington D.C.

At Conway's appearance it didn't take long before the discussion turned to an ad his campaign is running and the reaction of the ad.

The ad says Paul tied and bound a woman and made her worship a false idol while in college.

Paul says Conway's ad calls into question his religion and was offended by the allegations, so offended he walked off the stage at the debate without shaking Conway's hand.

During Conway's appearance UK basketball coach Joe B. Hall, who introduced Conway at the American Legion Hall, said he would always shake rival coach Bobby Knight's hand after a basketball game.

Conway says, "I will always reach my hand out, we'll just see if he shakes back."

Paul says if the debate continues in the direction of personal attacks then he may reconsider a final debate set for October 25th.

Conway says there is no question where he will be. He says, "I'm going to show up. I hope he doesn't take his ball and go home. I'm ready to fight for the future of Kentucky."

As of Tuesday evening, calls to the Paul campaign were not returned.

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