Conway Makes a Campaign Stop in Bowling Green

By: Lacey Steele Email
By: Lacey Steele Email

Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Jack Conway made a swing through Bowling Green Wednesday.

We caught up with him to talk about some recent issues in the campaign.

When asked about any fallout from Sunday's debate or the recent attack ad about Rand Paul's college days, Conway says he's not questioning Paul's faith.

"I'm questioning his actions," said Conway. "When he was in college, he evidently joined a secret society that was known for mocking people of faith. The University President had even banned it because they quote, unquote made fun of Christianity and Christ, and so we're just asking why he joined it."

In the days remaining he wants to focus on the issues, especially jobs.

"People want to know that we're going to try to create some jobs, and I'm a different type of Democrat, I want to make sure that we provide incentives to the private sector to create the jobs of the future," said Conway. "My opponent doesn't have a jobs plan. When asked what he would do about jobs, he basically said that people need to accept lesser wages and that they need some tough love, and that's not a jobs plan. That's being callous."

He says senior citizens are important as well.

"Seniors are coming our way big time," said Conway. "They can't afford a $2000 deductible in Medicare. They don't want to see Social Security privatized. This idea that Rand Paul wants a 23% national sales tax, folks don't like it."

Conway also feels he can appeal to those in rural Kentucky.

"As I said I'm a different kind of Kentucky Democrat," said Conway. "I'm against Cap and Trade. I'll support our coal industry. I'm A-rated by the NRA."

In the days he has left, he's going to continue making rounds around the commonwealth.

"This is a fight," said Conway. "This is a fight for the future of Kentucky. This isn't a coronation of either candidate. We're fighting for what we believe in, and I'm going to continue to fight for what I believe in."

Conway made stops in about nine counties Wednesday and says he will be in eight counties Thursday. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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