Sen. Paul releases wide-ranging ad highlighting record in first part of Web series

06/02/2016 04:17 PM

UPDATED — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s re-election campaign is focusing on the junior senator’s record in Congress in a series of Web ads launched Thursday.

The first ad, titled “Defend” as part of the series dubbed “Rand’s Record: Standing for Kentucky,” highlights his work against gun-control measures, bulk data collection by the National Security Agency and abortion and for criminal justice reform, among other issues.

“The Bill of Rights protects us all, but only if we stand up for the entire Bill of Rights,” Paul, R-Bowling Green, said in the online ad, which can be viewed here:

Paul is running against Lexington Mayor Jim Gray in the Nov. 8 election.

Gray’s campaign continued its criticism of Paul’s decision to seek this year’s Republican presidential nomination in response to the Web ad.

“Rand Paul is still focused on running for President and repairing his damaged image,” Cathy Lindsey, Gray’s spokeswoman, said in a statement. “He doesn’t even mention Kentucky. Meanwhile, Jim Gray continues to focus on what’s good for our state and our people and has pledged to put Kentucky first, always.”

Kevin Wheatley

Kevin Wheatley is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers Kentucky politics and all the goings-on at the State Capitol. Kevin was born and raised in Frankfort so he grew up around politics and has always had the drive to follow the political process and hold lawmakers accountable. Before joining Spectrum News Kevin covered government and politics for The State Journal in Frankfort. You can watch Kevin’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. You can reach him at kevin.wheatley@charter.com or 502-792-1135.

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