Welcome

Thank you for visiting paducahsun.com, the online home of The Paducah Sun.

Calendar
June 2012
S M T W T F S
27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Click here to submit an event.

Paul: Immigration reform did not sink Cantor

Associated Press

FRANKFORT - U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said Wednesday that "the ball is moving forward" on immigration reform despite the surprise defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Virginia primary.

Cantor lost to Dave Brat, a little-known economics professor whose campaign focused largely on his opposition to immigration reform. Cantor's defeat had some wondering if it would be difficult for the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives to pass immigration reform.

But Paul said a number of issues contributed to Cantor's defeat, including his past votes to raise the debt ceiling and the controversy surrounding the National Security Administration's domestic spying program.

He noted the easy primary victory of U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, an author of an immigration bill that failed to pass the House last year.

"It's a mistake to ... decide that one issue decided this," Paul told reporters on a Wednesday morning conference call organized by the Partnership for a New American Economy, a pro-immigration reform group. "Some people, myself included, think that you can go too far negative. And apparently millions of dollars in negative ads were run and it may well have increased the name identification of a lesser known candidate - a lesser known candidate who also had a lot of popular things to say on other issues."

Paul, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, has been actively trying to expand the Republican party by making it attractive to minorities - and immigration reform is part of that strategy.

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Your comment has been submitted for approval
captcha 059f698861c246268d1a0440e47108a8
Top Classifieds
  • HAVANESE PUPS AKC Home Raised, Best H ... Details
  • Golden doodle Pups 5.5wks old CKC, Sh ... Details
  • PILLOW TOPmattress sets NEW in pl ... Details
  • 2010 Clayton 16x80 LIKE NEW! 270-489- ... Details
  • SEEING is believing! Don't b ... Details

Most Popular
  1. Warren endorses Clinton, says she can fight Trump
  2. A fine day for (mini) golf
  3. Mom in child abuse case pleads guilty
  1. Paducah Power customers get a bit of rate relief
  2. Wreck on U.S. 45 injures 1
  3. The Lineup
  1. Warren endorses Clinton, says she can fight Trump
  2. A fine day for (mini) golf
  3. Mom in child abuse case pleads guilty
Discussion

Check out these recently discussed stories and voice your opinion...