Last month, Mother Jones* reported that Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul was a member of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. The group is often ridiculed for its extreme views on medicine and politics. Last week, the Courier-Journal picked up the story:

Republican U.S. Senate nominee Rand Paul belongs to a conservative doctors’ group that, among other things, has expressed doubts about the connection between HIV and AIDS and suggested that President Barack Obama may have been elected because he was able to hypnotize voters.

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, based in Tucson, Ariz., advocates conservative and free-market solutions on health care and a variety of other political issues.

But it also uses its medical journal and Website as forums for unorthodox medical views.

Paul’s Democratic opponent Jack Conway has released a video that includes clips of Paul touting his membership in AAPS, then uses the group’s opinions to paint Paul as out of touch with Kentuckians.

*(via)

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