Rand Paul is not your average member of Congress – last week he made headlines for returning money from his office budget, and during last night’s Kentucky Senate debate, his opponent, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, criticized some of his “wild ass philosophies.”
The two sparred over several bills Paul has refused to support because of his promise to help bring down the national debt.
Gray claimed Paul puts his theories above helping people.
“He goes on with these philosophies and theories, I call them wild ass philosophies and theories, and he’s continuing on it…” Gray said.
On his Facebook page, Paul created a list of his “Top Ten Wild Ass Philosophies,” which include balancing the budget, and standing up for the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
“You can count on me to continue defending these wild philosophies for you for another six years in the Senate, but in order for me to do that, we need to win next Tuesday,” Paul wrote.
Paul’s unsuccessful presidential run that ended back in February gave him plenty of time to run for re-election to his Senate seat.
Gray’s campaign ads accuse Paul of running for re-election just so he can run for president again in 2020. The ads also use Donald Trump’s attacks from the Republican primary when he called the senator “a disaster” and said he is “using the people of Kentucky.”
Polling from last week showed Paul holds a comfortable 10-point lead over Gray. Kentucky is a safe red state that hasn’t elected a Democrat to the Senate since 1992.