The Chatter: More Paul and politics
06/18/2010 05:02 PM
Heading into the weekend, here’s what other outlets are saying about Kentucky politics:
- Both of Kentucky’s U.S. Senate candidates, Democrat Jack Conway and Republican Rand Paul, have missed the deadline to file their personal financial disclosure forms with the U.S. Senate. The Associated Press’s Bruce Schreiner reported that Paul missed it without filing an extension. And PageoneKentucky’s Jake Payne urged Conway to “file your disclosure now” after Conway filed for an extension.
- The AP’s Schreiner also covered Paul’s remarks to oil and gas groups on Thursday, in which Paul said British Petroleum is responsible for cleaning up the blowout in the Gulf of Mexico but also deserves to make profits.
- Paul echoed those comments Friday on Sue Wylie’s radio program in Lexington: “I think BP should be responsible for cleaning up. I’m a big defender of businesses making profits and individuals making profits. But along with making profits comes responsibility … If our regulations were not adequent, let’s add new ones. If they were adequate and not followed, there should be consequences.”
- The Wall Street Journal, this week, wrote an update on the Washington Republicans’ willingness to help out the Paul campaign. Here’s an excerpt:
Mr. Paul’s campaign has begun working closely with the RNC and the Kentucky GOP on get-out-the-vote efforts.
Mr. McConnell’s decision to host a fund-raiser for Mr. Paul, a fellow Kentuckian, is attracting particular attention because Mr. McConnell fought so hard for Mr. Paul’s rival Trey Grayson in the Republican primary.
The $1,000-a-head fund-raiser will feature 14 senators in all, as well as four House members, according to Jesse Benton, Mr. Paul’s campaign manager. Mr. Benton rejected the notion that Mr. Paul was compromising his principles by taking part in the fund-raiser.
- The Daily Caller reports that former Republican Senate Leader Trent Lott expressed sympathy for Paul having to respond to “gotcha stuff” by the media.
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