The Democratic and Republican Governor's Associations weigh in on AG Jack Conway's Primary Victory

05/19/2015 08:09 PM

The chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, Montana Governor Steve Bullock, released the following statement congratulating Jack Conway for becoming the Democratic nominee for Governor of Kentucky.

“I had the privilege to serve as a fellow attorney general with Jack. He has been a leader in standing up for Kentucky consumers, cracking down on crime, and combating drug abuse. He’ll bring that same approach as Kentucky’s next governor, working to create jobs and improve the education system. Jack’s victory tonight shows that the Democratic Party is united behind his campaign, while Kentucky Republicans are deeply divided. The contrast this fall will be clear: Attorney General Conway is the right candidate with the right experience to be Kentucky’s next Governor.”

It was obviously a different message from the Republican Governor’s Association.
The RGA Executive Director Paul Bennecke issued the following statement:

“Instead of standing up for Kentuckians, Jack Conway has spent the last several years supporting Barack Obama’s extreme liberal agenda which has hurt hard-working Kentucky families. So far in this campaign, Conway has offered only vague promises and no plan to make Kentucky more competitive. Instead, he’s supported Obama’s extreme agenda like Cap-and-Trade and Obamacare. His record is clear: Jack Conway puts Barack Obama first and Kentucky last. Bluegrass voters know they can do better than Jack Conway.”

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