Borrowing a page from the U.S. Senate playbook of fellow Republican Rand Paul, Hopkins County Prosecutor Todd P’Pool is linking Democratic incumbent Jack Conway to President Barack Obama in the Kentucky Attorney General's race.
"It seems our current Attorney General would rather appease Barrack Obama than serve the needs of our Commonwealth," P'Pool said in a statement on Monday following a Florida judge's ruling that the federal health care law is unconstitutional.
In the 2010 Senate race, Paul repeatedly partnered Conway with President Obama, despite Conway's attempts to assert independence and his own agenda.
P'Pool's statement alludes to the fact that Conway has declined to join the attornies general of other states that are challenging the constitutionality of "Obamacare," on the grounds of state sovreignity and the question whether the Commerce clause in the U.S. Constitution can be used to force a citizen to purchase something, namely health insurance.
Conway has pointed out that he has not joined any of the court arguments on either side of the constitutional battle.
“Like nearly every Kentuckian, I was relieved to hear of the ruling from Judge Vinson finding the healthcare reform law unconstitutional," P'Pool said in the statement, "Despite today’s ruling and the Virginia ruling, Kentucky is still absent from the fight. The weight of legal authority is mounting as evidence that this healthcare bill went far beyond the scope of Congressional authority."