Regional
9:30 am
Wed October 9, 2002

Attorney General Criticizes Kentucky's U.S. Senator

Frankfort – Kentucky Attorney General Ben Chandler says Senator Mitch McConnell wants to defeat laws intended to combat election fraud. The Associated Press reports that Chandler is criticizing the Louisville Republican's affiliation with the James Madison Center for Free Speech, an organization that opposes electioneering laws.

McConnell has been one of the nation's most vocal opponents of the campaign-finance reform legislation signed by President Bush. Chandler is considered a strong Democratic candidate for the upcoming governor's race.