Conway, Paul agree to Oct. 3 debate on Fox News

September 23, 2010 | | Comments 42
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.

U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Jack Conway said Thursday that his Republican rival, Rand Paul, and he have agreed to debate Oct. 3 on Fox News.

Conway initially had expressed a desire to debate Paul on Fox News and NBC’s “Meet the Press,” but his campaign said Thursday that no agreement with Paul has been reached for the NBC debate.

The Fox News debate will be at 9 a.m. Oct. 3 with host Chris Wallace.

The candidates so far have agreed to three other debates: in Covington on Oct. 11, in Paducah on Oct. 14 and in Lexington at a statewide appearance on Kentucky Educational Television Oct. 25.

Election Day is Nov. 2.

Conway first disclosed the Fox News debate agreement in an interview Thursday morning on Fox41 in Louisville.

–Jack Brammer

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  1. Wills says:

    Fox News??

    Couldn’t they do it on a network that does REAL news?

  2. JDub says:

    I think its hilarious all you liberals bash Fox. It seems that when you can’t run on your prinicples and record you must resort to mud slinging. I would love to hear why Fox News isn’t a real News organization. How bout admitting the Liberal bias thats present on other cable news networks? Fox is the only News that actually reports the ENTIRE truth and not biased spin.

  3. Harold says:

    Does not look like Conway is afraid to debate anywhere. Wonder if Paul is worried about a debate on NBC. I guess we shall see the true colors.

  4. Arnold Zifle says:

    Network news relevent, NOT!

    “The ratings are in the for just-completed 2009-2010 network evening news season. And when compared to 2008-2009 season, “NBC Nightly News” ABC’s “World News” and the “CBS Evening News” have lost a combined 739,000 Total Viewers and a combined 338,000 A25-54 viewers.”
    -Source: TVNEWSER 9/21/10

    The only news source that is growing in FOX news. Why? Because people are seeking REAL news, not the mouth piece spewing an ideology.

  5. dirtdigger says:

    I find it interesting that the H-L didn’t report that Ron Paul won all of the mock elections held in high schools across the state yesterday.

  6. Shelley Dee says:

    @arnoldzifle (probably appropriate that you’re named after a pig); You DO know that FOX is, in fact, mouth-piece spewing ideologues. You know that, but you still want to point the finger at the other guys for doing the same thing. That’s okay, people aren’t stupid, even fox watchers know it’s ginned up.

    But lots of people turn into fox for the same reason Springer, Maury, and the like get huge audiences. It’s entertainment! DUH!

  7. rd says:

    I didn’t know Ron Paul was running in an election in Kentucky. But, then, maybe he is vicariously running through his son…

  8. rd says:

    I may have to force myself to watch Fox on this one. It’ll be interesting to see Paul stimmer and stammer. No, we probably won’t see him on NBC’s Meet the Press. I doubt that he has the spine to do that.

  9. Believeitornot says:

    Bring a doctor, doctor.

  10. TLWiz says:

    Most of FOX news is actually fairly straightforward news reporting – but in the prime time hours they kick in their wingnut teabaggers like Beck and O-Reilly. I’m looking forward to the debate, but I am not very enthusiastic about either candidate – both are windbags. Paul is a complete moron and Conway is already in the pocket of special interests (although Paul is catching up fast with McConnell’s guidance)

  11. kypilot says:

    I think Dr. Paul will find out that Chris Wallace isn’t going to pitch softballs at him like Cavuto and the Judge.

  12. Dennis says:

    Fox News is a news channel, BUT is not an impartial news channel nor is it “fair and balanced” as advertised. The reason you ask??? It was recently disclosed that their funding comes from the Republican Party. Their funding should come from sponsors like all the other news channels. So, if their primary sponsor is the Republican Party, this poses a credibility problem. I sometimes watch Fox but it is definitely a small part of where I get my news.

  13. dhagy says:

    Debate? On FOX? Well, that should be fair and impartial… If anyone believes FOX is an actual news reporting channel, you probably also believe that if you flap your arms hard and long enough, you’ll soon be able to fly.

  14. AngelaW says:

    I can smell the fear coming from the liberals on this board, all any of you can do is bash Fox and throw a few nasty names at people who support a movement designed to involve regular hard working people who want less taxes and less goverment intrusion in our lives. & Shelley Dee, relax, stop the filth spewing from your mouth and take a time out from your screen, your BP must be geting ready to blow.

  15. Carl says:

    Conway has been begging to get on Fox News because he said they were giving too much attention to Rand, and because his delicate feelings were getting hurt.

  16. Believeitornot says:

    Two weeks ago it was the muslim terrorists that funded Fox. Now it’s the GOP. Gotta link?
    George Soros’ money goes to practically every liberal, progressive, MSM outlet.
    Is that OK?

  17. phyre says:

    Why legitimize Faux Gnus?

  18. Republiclowns says:

    Jdub, Fox “News” argued in open court that they didn’t have to tell the truth when reporting the news, and they won on appeal. This is a fact, what else do you need to know?

  19. Jeff Lewis says:

    AngelaW, I can smell something much more organic than fear coming from your direction. You’re outed. Enjoy your next job.

  20. AngelaW says:

    Jeff Dear, out me as what? A conservative? A quick question, is that some sort of threat to my livelihood? Really, is that the best you can do son?

  21. Rich says:

    Rand paul id not afraid of anyone or any network. He is simply smart enough not fall for the same Liberal attack he received right after being elected from CNBC & MSNBC.

    Chris Wallace is a straight arrow. He will not be biased one way or the other because he is a PROFESSIONAL.

    No one on the other networks can say the same.

  22. Republiclowns says:

    …seriously? You’re kidding , right?

  23. Anonymous says:

    You mean a real news organization like MSNBC/Pravda?

    When the government is paying for the news organization, it is no longer a news organization. When MSNBC is owned by GE, and GE is getting government bailouts, it is no longer a real news organization. It is Pravda. While they talked about selling MSNBC, I can’t find any evidence that the deal was ever finalized, only that Jay Rockefeller stopped the sale over concerns that selling MSNBC to Comcast would create a monopoly.

    I don’t know about you all, but I don’t want my election coverage coming from Pravda.

  24. HLHartman says:

    Here’s the link to the story about the News Corp (Fox News) donation to the Republican Party. The news broke over a month ago.


  25. steph says:

    Anonymous; when one party is getting National coverage (Republicans), promoting their(Republicans) agenda, Having guests on for fundraising(Republicans), showing their campaigne ads (Republicans) the it becomes a tool. People that actually think it is a fair and balanced “news” channel are as ignornat as the people that are on these variety shows. Fox is not a news channel it is campaigne headquarters for the Republican party and the TP (I like to think Toilet Paper). You do know that they going to be looked at for illeagal fundraising. You see we have this thing in our country that says when you run ads for one party the other party gets equal time. This is to avoid the appearance of an entertainment channel becomeing a tool. Where were you when it was reported and true that Bush got talking points from them and used them to appeal dumb*** of America.

  26. fyre says:

    are you kiddin’ ? U know faox news will mute conway while he is talking and insert a substitute voice over.

    steph makes a good point. faox news does represent the republican duma** of america. that is how they get the “balance” becuase msnbc, nbc, cnn, abc, cbs, comedy central all represent the democrats. when you add up the viewers, faox news is slightly more than all the others combined, so it ablances out.

  27. fyre says:

    hlhartman, newscorp does donate, like other news organizations. true. but as far as we know, they are not using taxpayer money to do it like government motors or seiu and other unions.

    or more subtly, like ge/nbc/msnbc in their green braodcasts

  28. steph says:

    I guess that’s what I mean by dumb****. Really? Really they have equal viewers to all others combined? Really? You do know spongebob beat them on some nites don’t you. All of the other networks DO NOT show only Democrat ads they show all. Oh and you did miss spell Faux news It just looks like you may have inserted a O instead of a U.

  29. HackRichards says:

    Fact are Facts. Just look at the ratings. Fox news out draws most of the entertainment sit-com shows. All the other Liberal News Networks combined cannot equal their ratings at any time slot. Just because Hannity goes overboard does not mean the rest of the network does. At least he says up front that he is Conservative, unlike Madow & Olberman who act like they are unbiasly reporting news.

  30. HackRichards says:

    AND also that is why Conway agreed to this debate network…..He knows he’ll get the most ratings there.

  31. ziggy1 says:

    Fox News is a sham? I guess next those “Libs” will try to convince us restln is fake.

  32. Jeff Lewis says:

    Don’t let Anonymous, up there, fool you.

    His name was Anonymouskovitch, before he changed it.

    And he works for Pravda. His name is right there on the front page.

  33. AMP says:

    Debate Schemate. I’ll take it on QVC, HGTV, or Spike, as long as there’s a debate. Elmo could be the moderator as far as I’m concerned. At least he would ask simple questions that everyone on both sides of the aisle could understand & Rand & Jack would (hopefully) answer honestly & clearly. Then the fun starts with the post-debate spin & the mud slinging among all us commenters. All I know is I’ll listen, think & vote.

  34. Believeitornot says:

    Hartman: Dennis claimed the GOP funds FOX. Did you read that? Negatory.
    “Senior executives, on-air personalities, producers, reporters, editors, writers and other self-identifying employees of ABC, CBS and NBC contributed more than $1 million to Democratic candidates and campaign committees in 2008, according to an analysis by The Examiner of data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.”
    Read more at the Washington Examiner:

    Now what do you say?

  35. Fox News TV says:

    I will min d to give a thanks to U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Jack Conway and his Republican rival, Rand Paul, that they have agreed to debate on Fox News on 3rd Oct. I will be nice to watch this debate to get knowledge about the thinking of both of them.

  36. Steven says:

    Has anybody really not made up their mind on who Thayne are voting for? From all the name calling and childish act from the democrats who in their right mind could ever cast a vote for a liberal anyway?

    Obama and Bush has done so much good for this country in opening up the citizens eyes to politics. I like Bush for his toughness on the terriorist but he let the democrats run over him with his spending. Obama is just a socialist that like the rest of the democrast hates America is on a one tract mission to destroy her. No more neo cons and no more liberals.

  37. Buck Feshear says:

    Those who are bashing Fox News here probably masturbate nightly to Rachel Maddow. Which is wrong on at least two levels that I can think of.

    Why do these two want to have a debate in a state election on a national TV cable channel? Better to have it on KET than on Fox News or Meet The Press or any other national show.

  38. Anonymous says:

    Angela, Jeff dear is trying to cover up the fact that he has been outed by slinging accusations at everyone else. What is funny is that I wouldn’t have bothered with him, if he hadn’t started slinging incredibly fictitious accusations at me. But after he threatened to track my ISP and said my speech wasn’t idiomatio to Lexingtion, I got suspicious.

    Jeff Lewis is an Op-Ed writer for the New York Times. If you notice, he hasn’t refuted that, just stepped up his campaign of made up stories against other users, hitting the report button on anyone he disagrees with and calling for people to be banned from the site.

  39. Anonymous says:

    If you google Jeff Lewis, you will find that not only is he an Op-Ed writer for the New York Times, he is a writer and singer of songs whose titles are pornographic enough that I wouldn’t post them on here. He draws/writes graphic novels reminiscent of the Furry Freak Brothers and Rip Off Comics and other underground comics of the sixties and seventies, called “Fuff.” If you look for him on youtube, you’ll find that he once hitchhiked across Europe on a bus with a soccer team that could have turned out to be gay porn, but thankfully it didn’t, not that there is anything wrong with that…. I think he managed to insult everyone there… He was raised in the East Village by “beatnik parents.” His writing on here is very idiomatio to someone who writes for the times and is over impressed with his own intelligence, don’t you think?

  40. proof o da troof says:

    Are you sure you’ve got the right guy?

    This one is a turncoat Republican now working for Kerry’s wife.

  41. Larry Chamblin says:

    Can you be serious? Fox News is the mouthpiece for the conservative branch of the GOP. I have been following politics for 50 years and have never seen anything like Fox News before.

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