Paul, Conway commit to 3 debates, others possible

September 10, 2010 | | Comments 16
Democrat Jack Conway, left, and Republican Rand Paul are running for U.S. Senate in Kentucky.

Democrat Jack Conway, left, and Republican Rand Paul are running for U.S. Senate in Kentucky.

The Associated Press

FRANKFORT — Republican Rand Paul and Democrat Jack Conway have committed to three political debates leading up to Kentucky’s U.S. Senate election.

The candidates are negotiating for additional debates.

So far, they have agreed to debate in Covington Oct. 11, in Paducah Oct. 14 and in Lexington at a statewide appearance on Kentucky Educational Television Oct. 25.

Paul campaign manager Jesse Benton said he is trying to arrange a nationally televised debate Oct. 3 on “Fox News” with Chris Wallace and additional in-state debates in Bowling Green and Louisville.

Conway spokesman John Collins said his campaign will agree to the Fox News debate only if Paul will agree to face off on NBC’s “Meet The Press.”

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  1. FormerDemocrat says:

    Applause to Jack Conway for trying to get Rand Paul on NBC, but whoever advising him has to be the Ray Charles of politics and CANNOT be from Kentucky. Because if he was, he’d know everyone here following politics watches Fox News, especially those fiscal conservatives Jack Conway is pandering to on things like the Bush tax cuts and talk of opposing bailouts.

    The people watching Meet The Press Jack already has, somewhat.

  2. George says:

    Could you please tell me why Rand Paul would want to debate on Fox but not NBC. Am I missing something? Or is it that Paul is not confident in his own abilities?
    If you are confident, you would be willing to debate anywhere at anytime, not just on your own terms.

  3. Traditional Conservative says:

    It’s because Rand Paul doesn’t want to go on NBC and have a debate about the Civil Rights Act. NBC’s main purpose in sponsoring that debate would simply be to trip up Rand.

  4. Eric says:

    Rand Paul has gotten softball interviews on Fox News. Jack Conway has gotten softball interviews on MSNBC. If you reversed it: Conway on Fox, Paul on MSNBC; it’d be the opposite.

    Surely no one here is shocked by that.

  5. BarryNBG says:

    The thing I find offensive is Jack Conway is not willing to debate in Bowling Green. Guess he only wants to represent part of the state.

  6. Tommy Caudill says:

    Picking a president? Mind the income gap.

  7. Harold says:

    Conway said he would debate in Bowling Green and on Fox TV. Why does Rand Paul not have the guts to debate on NBC? Is he afraid of national TV or what?

  8. Jeff Lewis says:

    BarryNBG – “The thing I find offensive is Jack Conway is not willing to debate in Bowling Green.”

    Surely, we can find something that will offend BarryNBG worse than that.

    Maybe clicking on Tommy Caudill’s link will do the trick: http//

  9. Jeff Lewis says:

    Actually this is enough to make you want to arrest Republicans on sight, if you can read a graph:

    You can probably also reach this information by putting: Ezra Klein why elections matter

    In case that long link doesn’t work.

  10. Jean says:

    All this hype over cable and national TV is stupid. Their concern needs to be the citizenry of Kentucky, and not how well they project to or impress a national audience. I want to know what each of them expects to do to advance our state.

  11. Eric says:

    “Is he [Rand Paul] afraid of national TV or what?”

    Weird. Wasn’t it Conway who called Paul the “prince of cable television” or some such nonsense? Now it’s Paul who’s afraid of it?

    How much non-MSNBC cable television has Conway done?

  12. Tommy Caudill says:

    Natl Debt Increase: Carter 42%. Reagan 189%. Bush 55%. Clinton 36%. Bush43 89%. GOP= Fiscal Frauds! Vote Democrat

  13. Tommy—-You forgot to mention Obama

  14. rich says:

    Only one thing in this election matters. A vote for conway(or any other democract) is a vote for obama and the rest of the democrap socialist machine.

  15. Steven says:

    The democrats plan. How close is America?

    So really what does it matter anymore?

    1Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
    2 A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
    3 Abolition of all right of inheritance.
    4 Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
    5 Centralization of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.
    6 Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.
    7 Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
    8 Equal liability of all to labor. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
    9 Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of the population over the country.
    10 Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production.

  16. In other words…Communism