- Sep 2, 2008
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Deputies called to remove campaign workers - Politics - Wire - Kentucky.com
Looks like this is going to be a fun one in Kentucky.LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- State and local officials say backers of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul have been removed by sheriff's deputies from an eastern Kentucky polling place after complaints that they were harassing voters.
Officials say Paul supporters were also asked to leave precincts in another county Tuesday while conducting exit polling.
Paul's campaign manager, David Adams, called the allegations "dubious," saying Democrats may have been behind the incidents.
Secretary of State spokesman Les Fugate said voters complained of harassment and electioneering by Paul supporters in Laurel County and exit polling in Jackson County. Secretary of State Trey Grayson is Paul's primary opponent on the ballot.
Laurel County Clerk Dean Johnson confirmed that deputies were called to remove Paul supporters from a polling place and the incident remains under investigation.