Possible primary for Jack Conway in the AG's race?

11/22/2010 01:34 AM

Jack Conway could face an intra-party challenge in next year’s attorney general race, one Democratic consultant predicted.

Bryan Thomas, a campaign consultant who this year helped state Sen. Jerry Rhoads to re-election, said Conway might have opened the door to a primary after losing the U.S. Senate race by double-digits.

Conway said he plans to seek a second term as attorney general, as first reported by the Louisville Courier-Journal’s Joe Gerth on Saturday.

Earlier in the week, Conway’s U.S. Senate campaign sent an email with the subject line “I still need you” to his list of supporters asking to send more money to help retire debt the campaign incurred in the race. Conway lost by more than 11 points to Republican Rand Paul.

Conway hinted that he would go for another term in his concession speech on Election Night, but hadn’t outright declared his intentions.

Other Democrats, including former Party Chairwoman Jennifer Moore and state Rep. John Tilley of Hopkinsville, had expressed interest in running for the office if Conway wasn’t going to be on the 2011 ballot.

Here’s the Pure Politics panel discussion about 2011 — both the elections and the General Assembly session — with Thomas and GOP consultant Shane Noem, which aired on Friday’s Pure Politics:

- Ryan Alessi


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