Loose ends: Conway, Kentucky Democratic Party to open Bowling Green office, continue to 'serve up' attacks on Paul
08/23/2010 03:00 PM
As part of it’s coordinated campaign strategy, the Kentucky Democratic Party and Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Jack Conway will open their Southern Region Coordinated Campaign Office in Bowling Green, Ky. tomorrow, cn|2 Politics has learned.
Bowling Green is the home of Conway’s Republican opponent, Rand Paul. Matt Erwin, spokesman for the KDP, confirmed the office opening to cn|2 Politics.
Today, the KDP has launched a website (www.randwaffles.com) as an off-shoot of it’s main Fancy Farm attack on Paul, the Rand Paul waffle house, in order to continue pressing Paul on what the state Democratic party has deemed as “waffles” by Paul on various issues. Both Republicans and Democrats felt good about their energy levels and clever attacks during the annual Fancy Farm picnic, including the Paul waffle house and black flip-flop shoes stamped with “cap” and “trade” in an attack on Conway.
Paul’s two day “money bomb” raises over $250,000, but falls short of previous fund-raisers
Last week, Paul held his campaign’s first two day online fund-raiser in conjunction with his father, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul’s, birthday and as sort of an anniversary for Paul’s first online fund-raiser on August 20, 2009.
As WHAS 11’s Joe Arnold shows, the amount is the most Paul has raised since that original fund-raiser netted almost half a million dollars. Paul’s campaign said it brought in over $250,000 during this year’s two-day event.
But Paul hasn’t come close to that first fund-raisers’ strength in four “money bombs” or “money blasts” (including last week’s) since the first one raised $430,000. According to Politico, Paul had hoped to beat that number during this year’s fund-raiser, but fell short.
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