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.