National security becomes hot topic in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- National security has become a flash point in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race just as the nation prepares to commemorate another anniversary since terrorists struck America.

Democrat Bruce Lunsford's campaign on Wednesday gave Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell a failing grade on national security. The attack comes one day before the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

McConnell campaign manager Justin Brasell quickly denounced Lunsford's claims as "misguided" and accused the challenger of trying to politicize the anniversary.

Brasell says the four-term senator "takes a back seat to no one" on protecting the homeland.

Lunsford's criticism raises national security to the forefront in the increasingly bitter race between the Louisville businessman and McConnell.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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