‘He Can Be Beaten’ — Kentucky Dem Makes Joke At Rand Paul’s Expense

Scott Morefield | Reporter

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes reportedly joked on Friday that Rand Paul “can be beaten,” referring to the 2017 assault on the Kentucky senator by a neighbor.

Grimes, a Democrat who could be running for the state’s governorship in 2019, made the comments at a Kentucky Fancy Farm Picnic, an event the state’s candidates for office often use to begin their campaigns for election.

AP reporter Adam Beam tweeted out the comments:

Paul’s chief strategist, Doug Stafford, quipped that Grimes’ joked was “almost as sad and pathetic as her last campaign.”

Beam also reported that Grimes joked that Paul is “looking for a campaign manager.” Although Paul did not attend the event, he is reportedly on a trip to Russia to support President Trump’s “engaging around the world,” according to the Washington Post.

Paul’s neighbor, Rene Albert Boucher, was convicted and sentenced to 30 days in jail in June for the attack on the Kentucky senator that left him with six broken ribs, three displaced ribs, pneumonia, and a pleural effusion. The neighbor claimed Paul used his mower to blow leaves and brush onto his property. (RELATED: TWITTER JOKES ABOUT RAND PAUL NEIGHBOR ATTACK AFTER BUDGET SHUTDOWN)

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