Paul alleges political shenanigans in Senate race

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Associated Press

Posted on February 9, 2010 at 3:04 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Rand Paul is accusing political adversaries of using a push poll to distort his positions on key issues in his race for U.S. Senate.

Paul said Monday that his campaign office was alerted to calls placed to voters across the state last Thursday from pollsters who incorrectly described him as pro-abortion. Northern Kentucky businessman Rich Weathers said he received one such call that he said was "blatantly biased" against Paul.

Paul, the son of former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul of Texas, is running for the Senate seat being vacated by incumbent Jim Bunning.

Paul said he can't say with certainty who instigated or paid for the alleged push poll, an unscrupulous campaign tactic that aims to influence voter opinion under the guise of a poll.

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