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2010 Senate race: Kentucky

Oct 26, 2010 — A MoveOn.org backer was assaulted before the Kentucky debate between Rand Paul and Jack Conway. The woman was thrown to the ground and a man stepped on her head. The entire confrontation was caught on video.
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Oct 19, 2010 — Jack Conway, a Kentucky Democrat running for Senate, denied questioning Rand Paul's faith. He told NPR he was merely saying Paul should be held accountable for belonging to an irreverent club in college. He also said he would fix the new health law.
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Sep 29, 2010 — Both Dr. Rand Paul and Rep. Joe Sestak, Senate candidates, were victimized by truth-bending TV ads. PoliFact found the ads used the common technique of distorting an element of truth.
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Aug 24, 2010 — In today's Arizona primary, a Tea Party-backed challenge to Sen. John McCain is expected to fall short. The challenger is former Rep. J.D. Hayworth.
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May 20, 2010 — Kentucky GOP Senate nominee Rand Paul has opened up a controversy over his remarks about the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
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May 19, 2010 — Many voters are telling Republicans and Democrats that it isn't just incumbents they don't like. Tuesday's results confirm it's the status quo — the way things are done in Washington — that is driving their decisions.
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May 18, 2010 — Rand Paul has won the Republican Senate primary in Kentucky, easily toppling Trey Grayson, the secretary of state and the choice of the GOP establishment. Among the Democrats, AG Jack Conway narrowly defeated LG Dan Mongiardo.
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May 18, 2010 — A big primary day on Tuesday, with key Senate primaries in Arkansas, Kentucky and Pennsylvania ... plus a special House race in the Keystone State to succeed the late Rep. John Murtha (D). Here's what to look for.
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May 12, 2010 — Highlighting today's Political Junkie segment on NPR's Talk of the Nation is the appearance of Kentucky GOP Senate candidates Rand Paul and Trey Grayson.
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Apr 19, 2010 — Rudy Giuliani has endorsed Trey Grayson in the KY GOP Senate primary, casting doubt on the foreign policy ideas of Grayson's rival, Rand Paul — just as he did with Paul's father, Ron Paul, in 2008.
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