Kentucky Dem Conway Makes Pitch For Sen. Bunning’s Seat

Posted April 9, 2009 at 2:01pm
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Jack Conway

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, who was very nearly elected to the U.S. House six years ago, announced Thursday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat of Republican incumbent Jim Bunning .

In a seven-minute video message posted on his campaign Web site , Conway criticized the fiscal policies of the Bush administration said that “we Democrats have a responsibility to not only restart the economy, but to show America a path back to fiscal sanity and the competitive marketplace that has long been our hallmark.”  

Conway’s candidacy sets up a contested Democratic primary election next year with Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo , who nearly defeated Bunning in 2004. Mongiardo announced his candidacy in January and said this week he has raised $420,000 for his Senate campaign.