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Fox 41 to host televised debate: Paul and Conway


Louisville, Ky. (WDRB-TV Fox 41) -- Fox 41 will be the site of a debate that will draw national attention to Kentucky's U.S. Senate race. 

Chris Wallace and Fox News Sunday have invited Republican candidate Rand Paul and Democratic candidate Jack Conway to a debate.  Paul has accepted the invitation, and we are still waiting to hear from the Conway campaign. 

The debate is set for October 3rd. 

Rand has positioned himself of late as a candidate who is not a Washington insider.  A recent commercial referred to the Bowling Green eye surgeon as a "physician, not a career politician."

He says his medical experience tells him the health care overhaul pushed into law by President Barack Obama is unsalvageable, and says the next Congress should start from scratch on the issue.

In a recent campaign stop in Paducah, Paul warned that the law will impose burdens on small businesses that will hamper job growth.

To see a previous story giving Paul's positions on term limits and the Gulf oil spill, click here.

Health care offers a sharp contrast between Paul and his Democratic opponent, Jack Conway.  While Paul denounces the health care law, Conway has said he would have voted for it.

Conway acknowledges he believes the law is far from perfect, and says it should have allowed Medicare to negotiate for prescription drug discounts that he says would be a big cost savings for taxpayers.

Conway also visited Kentucky's mountain region recently where he said Paul, his Republican opponent, "just doesn't get it" concerning painkillers like OxyContin and the impact they have had on Kentucky.  Paul said he prefers local initiatives over federally based responses to combat drug trafficking and addiction woes afflicting Kentucky.

To see a previous story on Conway's position on Kentucky's drug "epidemic," click here.

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