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.
Bush, the son of one former Republican president and brother of another, is scheduled to attend a private, $1,000-per-person fundraiser for Paul on Monday evening in Louisville.
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.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee held a Washington fundraiser for Paul in June, with numerous Republican senators attending.
Paul is running against Conway, the Kentucky attorney general, to replace retiring Republican Sen. Jim Bunning.
A call to Jeb Bush's Miami office wasn't immediately returned.