Paul makes final campaign stop in Eastern Kentucky

By: Kendall Downing Email
By: Kendall Downing Email

Republican Rand Paul stopped at the Wendell Ford Airport in Hazard on Monday morning, as part of a final push before Election Day.

Paul is leading in all of the recent polls, in some by as many as fifteen points.

Paul met with about forty supporters at the rally this morning. He said he is confident the U.S. Senate seat will soon be his.

"I think people want a Kentucky senator who will stand up to the president," said Paul.

Rand Paul's last effort to garner support throughout the Commonwealth brought him to Eastern Kentucky Monday, on an airplane tour of eight Kentucky cities.

Paul said the campaign trail has been grueling.

"This is the last day. We've been at this a long time. I've put 80,000 miles on my SUV," said Paul.

Paul said that one part of the campaign process surprised him.

"I knew that we would discuss a lot of difficult issues that would face our country, but I didn't know how personal it would be," said Paul.

Paul credits opponent Jack Conway's negative ads with giving him momentum leading into the final stretch.

"My wife and kids have to see that, and I think it's awful that somebody would do that. I think, the good news, it looked like it backfired on him. You know, attacking someone's faith, that's something that just should not be part of the political discourse," said Paul.

Now it will be left to the voters to decide who they will send to Washington.

The latest WHAS-TV/Louisville Courier-Journal poll shows Rand Paul leads in Eastern Kentucky by almost twenty percentage points.


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