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KDP launches 'stomp' ad

KDP launches 'stomp' ad

by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 28, 2010 at 9:18 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 15 at 2:35 PM

Just when you thought the KET Stomp video had run its course, the Kentucky Democratic Party has unleashed an attack ad using the video of a Rand Paul volunteer stepping on the neck and shoulder of a MoveOn activist as a metaphor for what Paul would do to Kentucky.

Though the ad is not from the Conway campaign, Conway told WHAS11 on Thursday that the incident could be a "gamechanger" in the race.

"It's a gamechanger if the Paul campaign continues to mishandle it and to fail to understand the signal that they are sending," Conway said.

The Paul campaign has released several statements on the incident, condemned the "stomp," and banned the campaign volunteer, Tim Profitt, from any future events.

Conway, however, says the Paul campaign should also return Profitt's campaign contribution.

"To have your Bourbon County Chairman stomp on the head of a woman, it's never appropriate," Conway continued, "It's never appropriate. And resorting to physical violence against a woman is never appropriate."

Nearly two weeks after Conway's Aqua Buddha attack ad was met disapprovingly by members of his own party and with a fiery retort from Paul, Conway is anxious to capitalize on a more contemporary incident that has also been met with widespread disgust.

"It is a potential gamechanger," Conway said, "And the woman of Kentucky have a big decision.  It's not just that, it's not just that particular incident.  It's him saying we need to look at eliminating federal breast cancer research."

 

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