Paul and Conway debate one final time
PADUCAH - It's a race getting a lot of national attention. Which candidate will win Kentucky's open U.S. Senate seat?
Front runners Republican Rand Paul and Democrat Jack Conway met up for their final debate tonight in Lexington.
There was a question of whether this debate would even happen. Paul almost backed out after Jack Conway aired a campaign commercial that questioned his opponent's faith.
On Friday, Paul decided to attend the debate.
They were both pretty aggressive. They knew tonight was their final chance to go head-to-head.
The last debate in the contentious campaign proved to be what you'd expect from two men fighting hard for a U.S. Senate seat.
"Of the two candidates here, I actually have a jobs plan," Conway said.
Paul hit back.
"He's had some success, but he was being dishonest," Paul says.
Both let loose tonight during their final opportunity to duke it out face to face, before voters decide next Tuesday.
"The next U.S. Senator from Kentucky, Bill, has to have a job's plan," Conway said.
Topic number one: the economy.
"We have to get back to sound lending practices," Conway said.
Conway said he has a plan to get the nation back on track while Paul linked Conway and the Democratic Party to President Obama and what he called a fatally flawed stimulus.
"A trillion dollars, recently we found out 77,000 checks were sent to dead people, 17,000 were sent to inmates, this is an example of government run a muck," Paul said.
A caller brought up some of the controversial remarks Paul previously made regarding the Civil Rights Act. Conway capitalized on that discussion.
"My opponent at one point said we're going to have to look at cutting veterans benefits. He's spoken out against the disabilities act," Conway said.
And Paul sharply criticized Conway for questioning his Christianity.
Both took full advantage of this final forum and the latest Rasmussen reports telephone surveys of likely voters in Kentucky shows Paul with 47 percent of the vote to Conway's 42 percent.