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Paul clarifies remarks to eastern Kentucky TV

Paul clarifies remarks to eastern Kentucky TV

Rand Paul, Jack Conway

by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 17, 2010 at 1:07 AM

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul is again clarifying a comment that stoked controversy and disdain last week, when he was quoted as saying the drug problem is not a "real pressing issue" to voters in eastern Kentucky.

In eastern Kentucky over the weekend, Paul stressed that drugs are a serious problem.  WYMT-TV's Mountain News spoke to him at a Coal Appreciation Day event:

"I'm a physician and a father of three teenage boys, and I'm very concerned about drugs. I think we need to do everything we can to stop drugs," Paul said.

However, he says using federal money to battle the drug problem is not working.

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"Rand Paul just doesn't get it. He doesn't get Kentucky. He doesn't get or understand this issue," said Jack Conway, Democrat Candidate for the US Senate.

Conway says drugs are a major problem in eastern Kentucky, and believes the government needs to work more with local law enforcement to help.

 

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