Jack Conway seeks advantage from stomping incident
Oct 28, 2010
Kentucky Democrat Jack Conway is seeking to capitalize on the violent episode involving Rand Paul supporters outside a Senate debate earlier this week, saying the Republican candidate’s response to the incident shows his lack of sensitivity to voters.
After issuing a statement calling on Paul to apologize to the victim, Conway’s campaign assembled a conference call with reporters to attack the Republican for a “tepid” and “evolved” response, saying he now needs to return $1,900 in campaign contributions from the man accused of stomping on a woman outside the debate, and release all the names of the other men involved in the skirmish.
John Collins, a spokesman for Conway’s campaign, said Paul needs to answer questions like, “When is it ever OK for two men to wrestle a young woman to the ground, even without the stomping?
“I think the Paul campaign has to answer for the actions of a whole series of its supporters,” Collins said.
Michael Grossman, a 60-year-old attorney from Lexington, said he was standing outside the forum when a Paul supporter tried unsuccessfully to pull him down and cursed at him aggressively.
This article was posted: Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 4:20 am