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Grayson attacks Paul again, this time on military spending

by Joe Arnold


Posted on February 25, 2010 at 3:26 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 25 at 3:26 PM

Trey Grayson is on the warpath.

In the same week he released a TV attack ad criticizing Rand Pauls' stance on coal and a radio attack ad on abortion, Grayson has released a new television commercial on national security.

This attack ad appears to use the same Tennessee speech Rand Paul gave in 2008 as he campaigned for his father, Texas Congressman Ron Paul's presidential bid.

In the new ad, Paul is heard saying:

"Unless you cut some of what we're doing militarily, you cannot balance the budget."

To which Grayson responds in the ad:

"As for me, I'll work to balance the budget without putting our security at risk."

It makes you wonder what else Rand Paul said in that speech that the Grayson camp is mining for material.

News Release

Grayson Launches New TV Ad

on National Security

Florence, Kentucky –

            Kentucky Secretary of State and Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Trey Grayson announced today that his campaign is airing a new television ad on national security that started today.

            Watch the ad: www.treygrayson.com/media-gallery/videos/.

            The ad highlights the differences between Grayson and his primary opponent Rand Paul on issues of national security and was reported on by The Rothenberg Political Report this morning.

            While Rand Paul has long opposed the war in Iraq, the surge in Iraq, the surge in Afghanistan and has questioned whether terrorists in Afghanistan are still a threat to America’s national security, Trey Grayson has promised to support keeping our nation on offense in the battle against terrorists.

            “We shouldn’t put our security at risk by ‘cutting what we’re doing militarily’ as my opponent says.  Instead, we must stay on offense in the fight against terrorism and be vigilant against future attacks.  Kentucky is the proud home of Ft. Campbell, Ft. Knox and thousands of National Guard servicemen and women who’ve fought proudly to protect our country.  Those service members and their families can count on me to support their efforts, provide the equipment and training they need and to support military operations necessary to protect our country,” said Grayson.

When asked by the Louisville Courier-Journal if Rand Paul agreed or disagreed with the belief that the United States was responsible for the attacks on September 11th, his campaign said it was a “complicated situation” with “truth on both sides.”