Paul's First TV Ad Highlights Work As Physician

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul
is back in scrubs for his first TV ad of the fall campaign,
declaring: "I'm a physician, not a career politician."

Paul is an eye surgeon. He trounced his GOP opponents in
Kentucky's primary by running as a political outsider. Some
political scientists say the approach could serve him well in the
general election against Democrat Jack Conway.

The 30-second ad will begin airing on Wednesday and shows Paul
intermittently in scrubs and a white physician's coat with the
voice of a female narrator declaring that he always puts patients
first.

It says that is why he opposes the federal health care reforms.

Campaign manager Jesse Benton called the ad buy "substantial"
but declined to give a dollar figure. The Conway campaign estimated
it at about $250,000.

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