Where's the other guy? Each U.S. Senate candidate is asking

09/14/2010 12:33 PM

Kentucky’s two U.S. Senate candidates have been making the stump-speech rounds over the last few days, although not at the same place at the same time.

That has prompted both of them to wonder publicly about his rival’s whereabouts.

Democratic candidate Jack Conway’s campaign started it over the weekend after Republican Rand Paul attended a GOP event in Paducah but skipped an appearance later in the day at the city’s St. John’s Picnic. As Bill Bartleman of the Paducah Sun reported, Paul had thought the picnic speaking event was scheduled for 1 p.m. that day and had to rush off to a meeting by 4 p.m. — when the speaking started.

So Conway took him to task, as WHAS-11’s Joe Arnold reported.

But Conway turned out to be a no-show at Monday’s political event in Owensboro, the Red, White and Blue Picnic.

That allowed Paul to get in a dig at Conway while also linking him to President Barack Obama:

Conway’s spokesman, John Collins, respondent to cn|2 Politics’ inquiry by saying Conway had “scheduling conflicts” on Monday. Collins added that Conway campaigned in Owensboro on Saturday to open his campaign’s headquarters there.

- Video from Owensboro produced by Kenny Colston

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