Hubbard attempts political comeback in Senate race

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Associated Press

Posted on October 31, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 31 at 8:07 AM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky congressman whose political career ended in scandal some 20 years ago is attracting big money from donors who want to help him win a seat in the state Senate, where he began a tumultuous trek in 1968.

Democrat Carroll Hubbard is hoping voters will overlook past transgressions that landed him in prison and give him another shot at public service.

Hubbard faces Trigg County Judge-Executive Stan Humphries in what has become this year's most expensive Kentucky legislative race. Both candidates had banked more than $130,000 by early October in a race that is expected to see total spending by the candidates exceed $300,000.

The 75-year-old Hubbard served in Congress for 18 years. He pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations and went to prison in 1995.

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