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Conway not letting up on drug issue

Conway not letting up on drug issue

Rand Paul, Jack Conway

by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on September 1, 2010 at 7:10 AM

The drug drumbeat continues for the Jack Conway campaign, a ready made issue as he campaigns across the state.

On Wednesday, Conway leads yet another drug abuse roundtable in Pendleton County, before returning home to open a new Louisville coordinated campaign office on Barrett Avenue.

On Tuesday, Barren County Sheriff Chris Eaton, a Conway supporter, held a conference call with reporters.  Eaton was injured in a meth lab explosion.

As I was anchoring the noon news during the call, check out the Courier-Journal's Joe Gerth's story:

 In response to Conway’s first television ad on Monday, Paul spokesman Gary Howard said that the attorney general failed to live up to a campaign promise from 2007 when he promised that he would attack the meth problem. Howard said meth labs increased 60 percent from 2008 to 2009.

“Jack Conway has failed to deal with this problem,” Howard said.

But Eaton said Conway has done what he could, helping law enforcement navigate the legalities of drug busts and working with the Kentucky State Police and regional drug task forces to attack drug trafficking.

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