Conway launches response ad telling P'Pool family 'shouldn't be part of this campaign'

11/02/2011 10:41 AM

Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway is quickly responding to the criticisms of his Republican challenger’s latest commercial that claims Conway tried to cover-up a drug investigation into his brother.

Conway campaign leaked the ad, called “Truth,” to supporters through a fundraising e-mail written by Jack’s wife, Elizabeth Conway, asking supporters to donate to get the air on the ad to set the record straight.

The ad comes a day after Conway’s opponent, Hopkins County Attorney Todd P’Pool, launched an ad saying Conway “covered up” for his brother, Matt Conway, a former Louisville prosecutor who was a target of a Louisville police drug investigation at one time.

In the ad, Jack Conway directly addresses the issue to viewers, saying he told his brother to “take responsibility” for any actions. Conway has also said he advised his brother to get a lawyer, after his brother notified him of a potential investigation. Matt Conway learned of the investigation himself after a police detective tipped him off.

And Jack Conway ends the ad by telling P’Pool that he can attack the attorney general all he wants, but that “families shouldn’t be part of this campaign.”

Earlier this fall, Conway answered questions about whether families were relevant to the campaign after the Associated Press published a story about a 911 call P’Pool’s aunt by marriage made 10 years ago in which she complains about P’Pool being part of a disturbance.

P’Pool’s aunt wrote a letter to the Madisonville newspaper five years ago saying the incident was a misunderstanding and blown out of proportion.

-Reporting by Kenny Colston


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