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Did Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates smoke marijuana?

Did Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates smoke marijuana?

Rand Paul, Jack Conway

by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 14, 2010 at 1:32 AM

Amid more national reporting on Rand Paul's involvement in an irreverent society while a student at Baylor University, the Lexington Herald-Leader's Bill Estep asked both Paul and Democratic opponent Jack Conway about their past drug use.

On Wednesday, Paul refused to say whether he smoked marijuana or was in a group at Baylor that mocked Christianity.

“I don’t think voters are very much enlightened by discussion of someone’s teenage years,” Paul told the Herald-Leader after a campaign speech in Henderson.

He declined a second time to say whether he smoked pot in college.

But Paul’s Democratic opponent, Attorney General Jack Conway, answered the question after an appearance in Lexington, saying he tried marijuana a couple of times in college.

“Wished I hadn’t,” he said.

He said he never used any other illegal drug and did not smoke marijuana any other times.

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