Rand Paul (Republican) defeated Jack Conway (Democrat) in the 2010 election for the senate seat from Kentucky. At the time, Jack Conway was the incumbent Attorney General of Kentucky and Rand Paul an ophthalmologist and Chairman of Kentucky Taxpayers United.

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Jack Conway versus Rand Paul comparison chart
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Current Position Attorney General of Kentucky Chairman and founder of Kentucky Taxpayers United
Position on Health care Supports the new health care reforms. Supports elimination of federal regulations that discourage coverage provisions in small businesses.
Alma Mater George Washington University, Duke University Baylor University Duke University School of Medicine
Occupation Politician Ophthalmologist, Political Activist
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Davenport Conway Kelley Ashby
Residence Louisville, Kentucky Bowling Green, Kentucky
Political Party Democratic Republican
Website http://jackconway.org/ http://www.randpaul2010.com/
Position on Economy Hometown tax credit for creating jobs and jump starting the economy. Against all federal bailouts to private companies.
Position on Energy Supports conservation and believes that legislation should be brought in for effective climate change management. Cut taxes and lift regulation on companies developing new forms of energy.
Age 40 47
Place of birth Louisville, Kentucky Pennsylvania
Date of birth 5 July, 1969 7 January, 1963

Health Care Policy

Jack Conway feels that health care reforms would enable access to affordable quality health care to the Americans. He feels that health care reform should not be regulated on the basis of where you live or how much money you have.

Rand Paul believes all medical expenses should be made tax deductible. Doctors should be given the freedom to negotiate with insurance companies to drive down the medical care costs. Federal regulations should be done away with where small businesses and health insurance coverages are concerned.

Energy Policy

Jack Conway supports environmentally conscious mining and believes that coal is an important domestic energy resource. He feels that Kentucky with its abundance of coal, gas, oil, farmland and inland waterways would definitely benefit from a policy supporting energy conservation and address climate change.

Rand Paul feels that taxes should be cut and government regulations reduced on companies and businesses concerned with developing new energy sources. He feels that these new ideas should be given a free hand in the open market so that more efficient forms of energy can be produced by way of competition.

Economic Policy

Jack Conway feels that the only path to ensure stability of economy is to create real jobs. The areas of energy, transportation and health care could become avenues of job creation in Kentucky. He is pushing for a Hometown tax credit in order to create jobs in Kentucky.

Rand Paul feels that responsibility has to be promoted and opportunities created. The value of the Dollar has to be restored and national debt should be paid down with a balanced budget.

Early Life and Political Career

Conway was born to Barbara and Tom Conway. Conway received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and went on to graduate with a Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School in 1995. He worked as deputy cabinet secretary in governor Paul Patton's administration. 2007 saw Conway winning general elections against Republican Stan Lee to become Attorney General of Kentucky.

Rand Paul was born to Carol and Ron Paul in Pennsylvania. Paul attended Baylor University in Texas. And was awarded his M.D. From Duke University School of Medicine. He established his own Ophthalmology clinic in 2007. He specializes in corneal transplants, glaucoma surgery and LASIK. This is the first time that Rand Paul is running for the senate.

Conway vs. Paul Opinion Polls (From Wikipedia)

Rand Paul has been leading against Jack Conway in most of the opinion polls conducted but Conway seems to be a consistent opponent for Paul.[1]

Poll Source Date(s)
Public Policy Polling (report) September 11-12, 2010 49% 42%
Rasmussen Reports (report) September 7, 2010 54% 39%
Opinion Research (report) September 2–7, 2010 46% 46%
Survey USA (report) August 30-Sept. 1, 2010 55% 40%
Rasmussen Reports (report) August 17, 2010 49% 40%
Reuters/Ipsos (report) August 13–15, 2010 45% 40%
Survey USA (report) July 27–29, 2010 51% 43%
Rasmussen Reports (report) July 20, 2010 49% 41%
Rasmussen Reports (report) June 28, 2010 49% 42%
Rasmussen Reports (report) June 1, 2010 49% 41%
Survey USA (report) May 25–27, 2010 51% 45%
Research 2000 (report) May 24–26, 2010 44% 41%
Rasmussen Reports (report) May 19, 2010 59% 34%
Research 2000 (report) May 10–12, 2010 42% 39%
Public Policy Polling (report) May 1–2, 2010 41% 40%
Rasmussen Reports (report) April 28, 2010 47% 38%
Rasmussen Reports (report) March 30, 2010 50% 36%
Research 2000 (report) March 15–17, 2010 45% 39%
Rasmussen Reports (report) March 3, 2010 49% 34%
Rasmussen Reports (report) February 2, 2010 47% 39%
Rasmussen Reports (report) January 6, 2010 46% 38%
Public Policy Polling (report) December 18–21, 2009 42% 36%
Survey USA (report) October 30–Nov. 2, 2009 39% 44%
Rasmussen Reports (report) September 30, 2009 38% 42%
Research 2000 (report) August 31–Sep. 2, 2009 37% 41%
Survey USA (report) August 15–17, 2009 38% 43%


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