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Thu August 19, 2010
Debate Over Debates in US Senate Race
By Tony McVeigh
Frankfort, KY – The November 2nd General Election in Kentucky is now less than 11 weeks away. There's still a debate over debates in the U-S Senate campaign.
Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway wants to debate Republican physician Rand Paul twice on national television. The two are battling for the US Senate seat currently held by Republican Jim Bunning. Asked if there would be any debates, Conway told reporters in Frankfort, "I sure hope so! I know Meet the Press wants to kick off their fall series of national races with our campaign debating Rand Paul. We've accepted that. I'm willing to go on Fox News with Chris Wallace if he's willing to do Meet the Press. I'd like to also do CNN, but I certainly want to do Meet the Press. And I'd like to do five or six regional debates, all televised."
Rand Paul campaign spokesman Gary Howard was traveling and had no immediate response to Conway's comments.