Conway "cautiously optimistic" about chances as he begins his statewide fly-around in Covington

11/02/2015 10:13 AM

COVINGTON – Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jack Conway began his “Moving Kentucky Forward Tour” statewide fly-around tour at a diner early this morning in downtown Covington with approximately 30 supporters on hand.

Conway has additional stops scheduled in Lexington, Catlettsburg, Hazard, Paducah, Owensboro and Louisville.

Conway, who has a slight lead in the polls, is feeling good about his chances.

“I feel cautiously optimistic that we’re going to bring it home,” Conway said. “I think all of the polling looks good. I think it’s’ just a matter of getting our people out to vote.”

Conway acknowledges that it’s been a long and, in some cases, nasty campaign, but he says that focus remains on the issues that interest Kentucky voters the most.

“I’ve been running an issues based campaign talking about education, early childhood education, work force development, broadband access, talk about my record as attorney general,” Conway said. “I don’t have any animosity toward Matt Bevin. The animosity in this race seems to be from Matt Bevin toward the media.”

Conway said that his focus during the campaign has not just been on democratic voters but Republicans who are not overly enthused about Republican nominee Matt Bevin.

“We’ve had over a hundred business leaders around the state come forward as Republicans for Conway, including Bill Butler from up here in northern Kentucky,” Conway said. “They want a Frankfort that works for them. They don’t want to get outside the mainstream.”

Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman Patrick Hughes is confident that Conway will come out victorious saying that it’s all about the issues.

“It’s going to be healthcare, it’s going to be education,” Hughes said. “There’s going to be a real big distinction between Jack and his opponent, especially on education. “Jack’s going to make an investment in education, particularly early childhood education. That’s what’s going to set him apart and that’s what’s going to make Jack a great governor.”

About Don Weber

Don Weber joined cn|2 when it launched back in May 2010 and soon became a reporter for Pure Politics. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and has spent many years covering everything from politics to sports. Don says he loves meeting new people everyday as part of his job and also enjoys the fact that no two days are the same when he comes to work. Don Weber can be reached at


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