PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A GOP rival has continued taking potshots at Bowling Green eye surgeon Rand Paul in the U.S. Senate race, accusing him of taking the "Potomac two-step" on the abortion issue.
Secretary of State Trey Grayson questioned Saturday whether Paul really is opposed to abortion. Paul accused Grayson of lying about his positions, adding that he would support any legislation to stop abortion.
The attacks may have sent a strong signal to a crowd of more than 200 at a Paducah high school that Paul, who few people had heard of a year ago, has become the Republican to beat in Kentucky's Senate race.
University of Louisville political scientist Laurie Rhodebeck says the escalating verbal attacks in recent weeks leaves little doubt that Paul is the front-runner.