Jeb Bush chided for attending Rand Paul event

Democrat Jack Conway says the Florida governor is tarnishing family legacy

Published July 26, 2010 6:48PM (EDT)

A Kentucky Democrat running for U.S. Senate says former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is tarnishing his family legacy by appearing at a fundraiser on behalf of Republican Rand Paul.

Bush is set to attend a fundraiser for Paul's U.S. Senate campaign in Louisville on Monday, the 20th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Jack Conway says Bush is helping a candidate that doesn't fully support the act, which was signed into law by Bush's father, former Republican President George H.W. Bush.

Paul campaign manager Jesse Benton said Conway is distorting Paul's position on the act. Paul said earlier this year that he doesn't want to repeal the law, but that it can create hardships for small businesses forced to install elevators.

A call to Jeb Bush's Miami office wasn't immediately returned.

By Associated Press

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