Rand Paul Considering Skipping Final KY-SEN Debate

October 18, 2010 7:46 a.m.

If you can’t stand the heat — or, in this case, the questions about your college shenanigans involving ‘Aqua Buddha’ — get of of the kitchen. (Or, in this case, the previously-scheduled televised Senate debate.)

Rand Paul is considering skipping the final debate of the Kentucky Senate race, one day after a Louisville debate with Democratic nominee Jack Conway that was among the cycle’s nastiest.

Paul told reporters this morning that he “will make a final decision soon on whether to appear with Conway on Kentucky Educational Television on Oct. 25,” the AP reports.

[TPM SLIDESHOW – TPM’s Day At ‘Fancy Farm’: Kentucky Pols Spar At Annual Political Kickoff Picnic]Paul did not approve of last night’s debate, which centered around Conway’s new ad attacking Paul over stories of the Republican’s years at Baylor.

“You demean Kentucky,” Paul told Conway at one point.

Here’s what the debate looked like in 164 seconds:

The TPM Poll Average shows Paul leading Conway 46.9-41.7.

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