Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes reportedly joked on Friday that Rand Paul “can be beaten,” referring to the 2017 assault on the Kentucky senator by a neighbor.

Grimes, a Democrat who could be running for the state’s governorship in 2019, made the comments at a Kentucky Fancy Farm Picnic, an event the state’s candidates for office often use to begin their campaigns for election.

AP reporter Adam Beam tweeted out the comments:

Paul’s chief strategist, Doug Stafford, quipped that Grimes’ joked was “almost as sad and pathetic as her last campaign.”

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