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.
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.
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.
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.
|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%|