From 'Pure Politics': Jim Cauley offers his take on Conway and Democrats' strategy

09/28/2010 07:34 PM

Political strategist and consultant Jim Cauley said Democratic candidates, such as U.S. Senate nominee Jack Conway, would be best served “talking about what affects voters’ lives.”

“If Jack speaks to their wants and needs, he will win that election,” Cauley told me during an interview that aired on tonight’s Pure Politics.

Cauley is a Pikeville native who rose to national prominence when he ran Obama’s 2004 U.S. Senate campaign in 2004. He served as campaign manager for Steve Beshear and Daniel Mongiardo’s successful 2007 run for governor and lieutenant governor. (Cauley isn’t working on Conway’s 2010 Senate campaign.) Here’s the interview:

Then after that, Cauley stuck around for our “Political Pepper” segment  — named after the fast-paced warm-up game in baseball. The topic: which big-name Democrats could help or hurt Conway if they campaigned on his behalf in Kentucky.

(Programming note: “Pure Politics” is cn|2′s daily political news program. It airs Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. EST/6 p.m. CST and again at 11:30 p.m./10:30 Central on Channel 2 in all of Insight Communications’ markets — Louisville and surrounding counties, Northern Kentucky, Lexington, Bowling Green, Henderson, Dawson Springs and Providence. We will be airing some segments of the program here on the cn|2 Politics site).

- Ryan Alessi


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