(CNN) - A fellow Democrat warned Kentucky Senate candidate Jack Conway that his latest ad targeting Republican Rand Paul's reported behavior in college is "very dangerous."
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, said the Conway ad that repeats an unsubstantiated GQ story about Paul when he was a student at Baylor University comes "close to the line" in what should be deemed inappropriate in political campaigns.
"Candidates who are behind at the end reach, and sometimes they overreach," McCaskill said on MSNBC. "This ad is very dangerous because it reaches back to college. The ad came close to the line."
(CNN) – An ugly Senate campaign in Kentucky grew even uglier Sunday as Democrat Jack Conway and Republican Rand Paul faced off in a debate that devolved into a name-calling session rather than a give-and-take on the issues facing the state's voters.
The debate at the University of Louisville came a day after Conway, the state attorney general, released a television ad questioning Paul's values.
(CNN) - Jack Conway, the Democratic nominee for Senate from Kentucky, released Saturday what are perhaps the harshest ads of his campaign against Republican nominee Rand Paul.
One ad attacks Paul’s views on federal safety protection and the other addresses the “Aqua Buddah” controversy from earlier this year.
“Why was Rand Paul a member of a secret society that called the Holy Bible ‘a hoax,’ that was banned for mocking Christianity and Christ?” the ad’s announcer says. “Why did Rand Paul once tie up a woman, tell her to bow down before a false idol, and say his god was ‘Aqua Buddha?'”
(CNN) - How much is too much? Government spending and reducing the deficit were the major themes of the second Kentucky Senate debate on Monday between Democratic candidate Jack Conway and Republican candidate Rand Paul.
Conway, the state's attorney general, spent the majority of the debate attacking Paul's positions on cutting government programs.
(CNN) - Call Bill Clinton the Democrat's go to guy this election year, and this week he's going to make a lot of stops on the campaign trail.
The former president starts Monday in Kentucky, where he teams up with Jack Conway, the state's attorney general and the Democratic Senate nominee. The former president headlines a Conway rally in Lexington on the campus of the University of Kentucky and separately help Conway raise campaign cash at a fundraiser. Conway is battling Republican nominee Rand Paul to succeed retiring Republican Sen. Jim Bunning.
(CNN) - National Republicans are doubling down on contentious Senate races in Colorado and Kentucky Wednesday with new ads seeking to undermine the all-ready embattled Democratic candidates.
In the new spot hitting Colorado airwaves, the National Republican Senatorial Committee accuses incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet of championing his party's "reckless spending policies" and "more concerned about supporting President Obama's priorities than representing Coloradans' best interests in Washington."
(CNN) - President Obama speaks on behalf of Kentucky's GOP Senate nominee in a new television ad.
Well, kind of.
Rand Paul's latest ad, a 30-second spot released Monday and airing statewide, features an Obama impersonator talking about the "stamp of approval" his Democratic opponent, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, has given to "more spending and debt, bigger government and higher taxes."
(CNN) - President Barack Obama was a central theme of a televised debate Sunday between Kentucky's two U.S. Senate candidates.
Rand Paul, the Tea Party backed Republican who beat a mainstream GOP opponent in the primary, accused Democratic nominee Jack Conway of hewing to Obama's agenda at the risk of the nation's economic stability.
"I think this election really is about the president's agenda," Paul said "Do you support the president's agenda or do you not support it? I think his agenda's wrong for America. I will stand up against President Obama's agenda. And I think that's what people in Kentucky want.
Washington (CNN) – The economy may be the top issue on the minds of Americans, but the first ad of this election cycle by the National Republican Senatorial Committee is all about health care. And the commercial is running on television in Kentucky, a state where the Republicans are trying to hold onto a seat currently held by the party.
The ad which attacks Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, the Democrats Senate nominee, came out Tuesday, the same day the Conway campaign released a commercial that suggests that Republican candidate Rand Paul's positions would make selling drugs and even prostitution legal.
"Whose horse is Jack Conway riding? When the U.S. Senate debated a government takeover of health care, Conway supported it," says the narrator in the NRSC ad. "When other states took the Obama health care law to court, Attorney General Jack Conway refused. When Obama and Pelosi cut hundreds of billions from Medicare, Conway still said yes. Big government running health care. Big cuts to Medicare. Jack Conway took their side. Jack Conway. He's not riding Kentucky's horse."
So does the placing of the NRSC's first independent expenditure ad in Kentucky mean that national Republicans are nervous that nominee Rand Paul, the Tea Party backed outsider who defeated establishment GOP candidate Trey Grayson in the primary, may not be able to keep the seat in party hands?
(CNN) - A new poll indicates that the battle for Kentucky's open Senate seat is dead even.
According to a new CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation survey of registered voters in Kentucky, 46 percent support Republican nominee Rand Paul, with an equal amount saying they back Democratic nominee Jack Conway. Five percent of those questioned say they'd vote for neither candidate if the general election were held today, and four percent have no opinion.
"Not surprisingly, Paul is winning among conservatives by more than 40 points," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "But Conway has a 22-point advantage among moderates."