FANCY FARM, Ky.
Republican Rand Paul and Democrat Jack Conway will speak at Kentucky’s premiere political event, the annual Fancy Farm picnic, in western Kentucky later this summer.
Paul, a Bowling Green eye doctor, and Conway, the state’s attorney general, are running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Jim Bunning.
Fancy Farm picnic political chairman Mark Wilson said Paul has confirmed his appearance at the Aug. 7 event. Conway spokeswoman Allison Haley said Tuesday that Conway also will also speak at the event. Both also spoke at the event last year.
The Fancy Farm picnic, a fundraiser for the local Catholic parish, has served as the traditional kickoff of the fall election season in Kentucky.