FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Rand Paul has begun airing a political ad on cable television across the state that promotes him as a proponent of a strong national defense.
Paul, a Bowling Green physician, also says in the 30-second ad that he is would oppose travel visas to the U.S. from terrorist nations. He also said he is opposed to bringing terror suspects held at Guantanamo Bay to the U.S. for civilian court trials. He said he favors military trials for the suspects.
Campaign manager David Adams said Paul is spending $50,000 to air the ads.
Paul faces Secretary of State Trey Grayson and a several lesser-known Republicans in the May primary election.
Western Kentucky businessman Bill Johnson, one of the GOP candidates, has been airing cable television ads in Kentucky's largest metropolitan areas for several weeks.