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Rand Paul and Jim Gray face off Monday night in their only US senate debate

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Monday night is only chance Lexington Mayor Jim Gray will to have challenge Senator Rand Paul face-to-face.

Expect Gray to try to hammer home his main campaign theme, that Paul is more interested in running for president than being the U.S. Senator from Kentucky.

Paul is finishing up his first term, but also ran for the White House last year. He dropped out of the presidential race after the Iowa caucuses.

He turned his focus on re-election to the Senate and has criss-crossed the state holding a series of town halls.

Gray is the two-term mayor of Lexington and has been portraying himself as a businessman who will work with both sides of the aisle. 

But expect Paul to try and tie Gray to Hillary Clinton and President Obama.

They are both unpopular in the state. especially in eastern Kentucky where the coal industry has crashed.

A poll released Monday by the Republican-leaning PR firm Run-Switch PR has Paul leading the race by 10-points.

The debate will be broadcast statewide at 8 p.m. on KET.

Tune in to WDRB News at 10 and 11 for full coverage from the debate.

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