May 18th, 2010
10:32 PM ET
13 years ago

Kaine on KY Senate race: Paul will focus on 'extreme ideas'

Tim Kaine, chairman of the Democratic National Committee issued the following statement about the Kentucky Senate race:

(read the full statement after the jump)

“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate both Daniel Mongiardo and Jack Conway on a hard-fought primary campaign in Kentucky, and to extend my congratulations to Jack Conway on his victory.

“Jack Conway will be a strong Democratic candidate who represents the best of Kentucky leadership and values. While the Republican nominee will focus on extreme ideas like abolishing the Department Education and disbanding the Federal Reserve, Jack Conway will work to create good jobs for Kentuckians, improve educational opportunities for young people, fight the special interests in Washington and help families and small businesses prosper. He is a dedicated public servant who will fight for the needs of Kentucky’s working families, and I look forward to working with him to achieve a Democratic victory over Republican Rand Paul this fall.”

Filed under: 2010 • DNC • Jack Conway • Kentucky • Rand Paul • Tim Kaine
soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. Ben

    Why should we care what Kaine says? He's just a mouthpiece for the Administration, and a poor one at that.

    May 18, 2010 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  2. Kentucky

    Tea Party members hold signs that say "keep your hands off of my Medicare", and then vote for Rand Paul who is on video saying that Medicare should never have been created. Conway will beat Paul when the people of Kentucky get a good look at what Paul believes!!!

    May 18, 2010 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  3. Independant from IA

    I beg your pardon
    Its the extreme ideas we have now we are voteing against???

    May 18, 2010 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  4. Darryl Schmitz

    Um... What would be more "extreme" that being fully agreeable to continuing the same disasterous policies that have crushed our economy with $13 trillion of debt and climbing exponentially? These are policies that are the fault of Establishment politicians from BOTH parties, yet they are policies that Mr. Conway would undoubtedly support fully.

    May 18, 2010 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  5. Sick of Kaine

    I lived in Virginia for 30+ years. Tim Kaine was horrible when on the City of Richmond Council, was a worse governor. He spent the State into the gutter. The republicans have nothing to worry about with Kain as the Democrat party leader. He sinks every boat he sails.

    May 18, 2010 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  6. Mark Walters

    You just don't get it, do you? the Tea Party movement is NOT about establishment, e.g. Republicans or Democrats; it's about the people of America...people who are fed up with incum-bents who represent themselves, and not the American people. We want God fearing, honest, public servants who are representatives of the will of the people they represent. We want term limits, an amendment to require a balanced budget and the elimination of the public (gov't) debt. We want oil, gas, solar, wind, nuclear energy options, not only on the table, but exercised. We want gov't cut to the bone. We want States rights. We want an end to special interests and pork barrel spending. We want accountability. We want godly moral values. We want the highest value placed on the highest goal–the preservation of the sanctity of human (God given) life!

    May 18, 2010 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  7. Neo

    Extreme ideas like abolishing the department of Education and federal reserve? Ba ha ha. Extreme ideas is believing in the status quo and continuing to borrow more money on top of all the debt we already owe. It's time to fix the system. It's badly broken. Oh and Jack Conway can't work to create good jobs. "Good" jobs are created by private individuals, in a free market system, without cumbersome government regulation. The writing is on the wall, read it or get the hell out of the way. Like Rand Paul says, "We are here to take our government back!"

    Seriously people, they print the money out of thin air. Isn't that alone not enough to snap you out of your coma? Really?

    May 18, 2010 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  8. Liz the First

    A win now for Paul means a win in November for the Democrat. yea!

    May 18, 2010 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  9. Biased

    Does Kaine also believe reducing the size of government and cutting spending "extreme ideas" as well?

    May 18, 2010 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  10. DC Johnny


    What happened to the Hope and Change messages of 2008? Both Rand and Ron Paul have amazing ideas that would revolutionize our budget and operations, but suddenly change is bad? Change is dangerous?

    The Democratic Party is even more shameful than the GOP, and that is astounding. At least the GOP doesn't hide its disdain for everything else. The Dems hide their hypocrisy better, but it's there. All over the place.

    May 18, 2010 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  11. vwrtb

    Republicans don't have a chance... their policy has devastated this country... No more deregulation! No more idealogy

    May 18, 2010 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  12. Bill in Dallas

    Tim Kaine said it all. I think there will be a Democratic pick up in KY.

    May 18, 2010 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  13. Larry

    Paul is as flaky as his "libertarian" old man.

    May 18, 2010 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  14. Eric

    Oh, what's so extreme about lopping off funding for education or aid to small businesses or setting off a chain reaction of bank failures that will lead to another Great Depression? Who wants to repair roads or fix bridges or free ourselves of foreign energy reserves? Who really gives a hoot about keeping jobs in America? I'm all for Rand Paul's agenda of sending this country into the Dark Ages.

    May 18, 2010 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
  15. william

    good luck beating Dr. Paul. The Federal Reserve deserves to be abolished, and the department of education is a failed institution.

    May 19, 2010 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  16. Chad from Tampa

    And spending more than all other administrations in the history of our country isn't extreme? Forcing people to buy a product they don't want isn't extreme?

    May 19, 2010 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  17. Eastern Kentucky

    Rand Paul said in the last week that he thinks the Americans for Disabilities Act should not be a national law and should be left up to local communities. He went on to say that people in wheelchairs should find jobs on the 1st floor of buildings and not require businesses to built elevators so they can work on the 3rd floor.
    Rand Paul also wants to abolish the Department of Education.
    I welcome the chance to see Attorney General Jack Conway contrast Rand Paul and himself. I look for a Senator Conway come November.

    May 19, 2010 01:34 am at 1:34 am |
  18. Palin Power

    Rand Paul's inevitable victory over his DEM opponent will ensure that the Tea Party takes over this country and install Sarah Palin as our next and greatest President of all times. This is all a part of GOD's GRAND PLAN. God is setting up Obambi to fail and fall like a house of cards so that her Chosen One Sarah Palin can come in and clean up all this mess from every president before her.

    May 19, 2010 02:17 am at 2:17 am |
  19. thomas

    He will work the Tea party movement , use there anger for his gain.
    In the end , he's a libertarian .

    May 19, 2010 02:34 am at 2:34 am |