Hopkinsville, KY (CNN) – Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Jack Conway said his controversial campaign spot, dubbed by political observers as the 'aquabuddha ad,' won't be on the airwaves much longer.
"The ad will run its course and we'll be talking about a lot of different issues," Conway confirmed to CNN.
In an interview with CNN at a campaign stop in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Conway said he personally approved the ad targeting his Republican opponent Rand Paul. "I think he has to answer the questions," Conway said.
The ad alleges that as a college student at Baylor University, Paul belonged to a group that mocked Christians, and once forced a woman to kneel before a "false idol" named "Aquabuddha."
Paul told a conservative talk radio show today he had no memory of the alleged "Aquabuddha" incident.
Conway, who said his actions as a college student were also fair game, says voters can draw a line from Paul's behavior at Baylor to the GOP contender's Tea Party beliefs as a candidate.