October 18th, 2010
10:00 AM ET

McCaskill says Dem's ad 'very dangerous'

Alexander Mooney
CNN Ticker Producer

(CNN) – A fellow Democrat warned Kentucky Senate candidate Jack Conway that his latest ad targeting Republican Rand Paul's reported behavior in college is "very dangerous."

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, said the Conway ad that repeats an unsubstantiated GQ story about Paul when he was a student at Baylor University comes "close to the line" in what should be deemed inappropriate in political campaigns.

"Candidates who are behind at the end reach, and sometimes they overreach," McCaskill said on MSNBC. "This ad is very dangerous because it reaches back to college. The ad came close to the line."

The spot hit Kentucky airwaves over the weekend and references the story that – relying on anonymous sources – reported Paul blindfolded and tied up a female student, forcing her to take bong hits. The story also reported Paul told the woman his god was "Aqua Buddha" and that she should bow down and worship him.

Responding to the report in August, Paul said he did not remember the event and added, "I really don't think that politicians should be asked to answer anonymous accusers from 27 years ago, but I will categorically deny that I ever kidnapped anyone or forced anybody to use drugs."

But the new spot from Conway says Paul still hasn't adequately addressed the matter:

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  1. Way to go Jack Conway!!!!

    Rand Paul can dishes it, but can't take it. Rand Paul acted like a brat and ran off the stage in the last debate. This is how he would act in the senate. kentucky you could'nt make a whiskey as cheap as Rand Paul. Jack conway has a brain and live in the 21st centry, unlike Paul stuck in 1935. Plus Jack Conway is a future President.

    October 19, 2010 at 12:58 am |