Paul apologizes for disparaging church picnic

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by Web Update Producer

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 11, 2010 at 12:30 PM

   FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Republican Rand Paul has apologized for disparaging a church picnic he attended last weekend in western Kentucky.
   The U.S. Senate candidate issued the apology through a statement from campaign manager Jesse Benton on Wednesday.
   Paul told conservative radio personality Sean Hannity on Tuesday he worried people would throw beer on him at the picnic hosted by St. Jerome Parish in a tiny farming community.
   Parishioners complained that Paul's comments created a false perception of the event. Beer isn't served at the picnic and alcohol sales are illegal in the community.
   The picnic is a fundraiser for St. Jerome and attracts politicians from the across the state who want to glad-hand with attendees and deliver stump speeches.
   (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)
 

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