October 26th, 2010
02:26 AM ET
12 years ago

Candidates spar over policy in Kentucky Senate debate

(CNN) - The candidates in Kentucky's final Senate debate wasted no time in getting down to business, parsing through policy differences and touting their respective credentials.

It was a contest that almost didn't happen; Republican candidate Rand Paul threatened to pull out after an ad by his opponent, Democratic candidate Jack Conway, attacked his religious views. But with eight days left until election day, Paul decided to participate.

Monday's debate differed from earlier ones that were laced with character attacks. Instead, it involved a series of in-depth discussions over how each candidate approached major issues, including the economy, health care reform and the deficit.

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Filed under: 2010 • issues • Jack Conway • Kentucky • Rand Paul
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  1. barry

    Surely as crooked and dishonest as Conway is Obama will give him a job after he loses to Rand Paul. Conway's is a sick sad little man. He would fit in well with the administration.

    October 26, 2010 05:42 am at 5:42 am |
  2. Marie MD

    It's funny how the rethugs get all fired up about anyone questioning their religion but they do it to the President every chance they get.
    Another almost quitter for the rethugs. Such babies!!

    October 26, 2010 06:29 am at 6:29 am |
  3. King

    Hey foolish repug how your taking money from folks that demand goods by cutting jobs and programs. Where the hell our local economy is going to find customer now they no chance but to lay off more workers and less tax money going toward the federal government and mmey they have to pay out for unemployment while giving the rich more tax break money wheqe the hell theyre going to customers from, Dum repugs.

    October 26, 2010 06:49 am at 6:49 am |
  4. LoisLane

    Meantime, outside, a Moveon.org guy had his foot on the neck of a Rand Paul supporter. Every time that clip is shown today...you can rack up more votes for Paul.

    October 26, 2010 07:15 am at 7:15 am |
  5. Freedom

    Go Rand Paul 2010!!! Freedom and Liberty!!!

    October 26, 2010 07:16 am at 7:16 am |
  6. u2canfail

    Kentucky has a choice, have an embarrassment as your Representative, elect Paul, or elect anyone else. It is that simple. Paul is the extreme's extreme.

    October 26, 2010 07:52 am at 7:52 am |
  7. jfinkley41

    this race will only be decided by the electorate of Kentucky.we can offer our differing opinions either way of the candidates,but it is clear to me who is more capable of representing the state of Kentucky in the Us Senate.you have two choices people,make it an informed one.

    October 26, 2010 08:58 am at 8:58 am |