Gov. Beshear says Conway's focus on fundraising is smart approach to early gubernatorial campaign

04/08/2015 04:30 PM

WALTON — Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear believes that Attorney General Jack Conway, who faces little opposition in the primary as a Democratic candidate for governor, is not hurt by the fact that his name is not out there during the primary campaign season.

Republicans have four active candidates vying for the GOP nomination and have been campaigning actively around the state for months while Conway has been out of the campaign limelight as far as media ads and public events are concerned, concentrating on his job as attorney general and fundraising.

“Jack’s doing exactly what he needs to do and that’s raise money,” Beshear said. “Jack’s well known across the state, he’s been attorney general now for eight years and has done an excellent job. So most people know that name, recognize that name, and I think many people know the good job that he’s done.”

Beshear admitted that one of his priorities during his last eight months in office is to help Democratic candidates like Conway and his son Andy, who is running for attorney general, get elected as well as continue his duties as governor.

“Obviously, with the campaign going on, I’m going to work very hard to elect Jack Conway as the next governor and Andy Beshear as the next attorney general and the whole Democratic ticket,” Beshear said. “I’m going to continue to bring new jobs into this state and to expand companies like we already have and get new jobs. The more people that we can get working, then all the rest of the issues that I deal with really kind of dwindle because that gives us money to invest in education, public safety and all of the other things that make life worth living in Kentucky.”

Beshear was in Walton on Wednesday morning for ground-breaking ceremonies to celebrate Zotefoams Inc.‘s $22 million expansion which will create 25 new, local jobs.

The new expansion will allow Zotefoams a world leader in cross-linked block foams, to become a full-process site.

Don Weber

Don Weber is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers politics and education on Pure Politics, Kentucky’s only nightly program dedicated to state politics. Don is a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of Northern Kentucky University. He spent many years covering sports in the Northern Kentucky area before shifting primarily to politics. You can watch Don’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. If you have a story idea you can reach Don at donald.weber@charter.com.

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