Conway Proposes National TV Debates With Paul

by tcveigh on August 18, 2010

Kentucky Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway wants to debate Republican physician Rand Paul at least twice on national television.  

The two are battling for the US Senate seat currently held by Republican Jim Bunning.  Conway told reporters in Frankfort he’s willing to debate Paul on NBC’s Meet the Press and Fox News, plus five or six regionally televised debates. 

“I want all the debates to be at outlets where we will hopefully have television – we’ll have sufficient media coverage – so, the people throughout the state can get the best possible look at the two candidates.”

Rand Paul campaign spokesman Gary Howard was traveling and had no immediate response to Conway’s comments.

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Ed Springston August 18, 2010 at 10:39 pm

This is actually funny to me. Conway disappears and has not been seen campaigning hardly at all while Rand has been buring the midnight oil. The new poll shows Conway down by 9.

Um desperation Conway? Trying to take teh short cut to doing the work does not work.

If this is all Conwya has Rand should decline the invite. This is a sign of desperation on Conway’s part and it may be the only chance he has left.

Jeff August 19, 2010 at 1:16 am

Why is this news? Rand Paul put out a press release weeks ago challenging Conway to 6 televised debates and Conway nor his spokespeople never publicly responded to the challenge. Of course Rand Paul will be happy to publicly debate Conway on the issues. Just wait until Rand Paul’s spokesperson gets out of his airplane and has a chance to issue a response.

Nicholas August 19, 2010 at 1:22 am

One word: desperation.

ldr August 19, 2010 at 1:33 am

Don’t you mean Conway FINALLY got back to Paul about the 6 debates Paul challenged him to, a month or so ago?

libhomo August 21, 2010 at 6:11 am

Paul is too afraid to debate anyone in public. His foot in mouth syndrome gets in the way.

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