Clinton Stumps For Conway In Lexington

By Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio

Former President Bill Clinton is making the rounds for Democrats running for office this fall and made a stop Monday in Kentucky.     

Mr. Clinton stumped for Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Jack Conway before a group of about five-thousand people gathered at the University of Kentucky. Conway is running against eye surgeon Rand Paul, who has the support of the Tea Party. In his 30 minute speech, Mr. Clinton told the crowd that Paul has radical ideas, and no record to support them.

“One guy running for Senate gives you a specific plan to say 400 billion dollars; the other guy says we’re just basically going to abolish the federal government except for Medicare and defense and tax cuts,” he said.

Jack Conway trails Rand Paul in the polls, but his campaign hopes Mr. Clinton’s history of success in Kentucky will translate into a late surge.    Paul has received campaign support from some well-known Republicans, including former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.