Attorney General Jack Conway
What you need to know:He supports reductions in U.S. nuclear weapons as a step toward a nuclear weapons free world.
Democrat - Open seat
Endorsed for U.S. Senate by Council for a Livable World
In mid-May, Tea Party favorite and libertarian Rand Paul upset the Republican establishment favorite and won the Kentucky Republican nomination for Senate. At the same time, state Attorney General Jack Conway won the Democratic nomination.
Immediately after the primary, Rand Paul went on a television interview blitz in which he revealed to the world his rather odd beliefs that demonstrated how out of touch he is with his state and the country – and life in 21st century America.
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- He declared his opposition to major 1960’s civil rights laws outlawing discrimination in private business and then, under pressure, changed his mind and said he would support them;
- He opposed the 1990 Americans for Disability Act that opened up facilities across the countries for those in wheelchairs and crutches.
- He called President Obama’s effort to hold BP oil responsible for the oil gushing into the Gulf Coast “un-American.”
- He said “accidents happen” in speaking of the oil well blow-up and the West Virginia coal mine disaster that killed 29 miners.
- He made its clear that he does not believe in government regulation including health, safety and environmental.
- He would eliminate the Department of Education and the Federal Reserve Bank.
If elected to the Senate, Rand Paul would try to drag this country back 60 years.
Paul’s Democratic opponent, Jack Conway, has a long record of service in Kentucky. He holds an undergraduate degree in public policy from Duke University. While in college, he studied at Cambridge University in England. He graduated with honors from the National Law Center at George Washington University.
He worked as legislative aide to the U.S. House Banking Committee from 1991 to 1997. He then served six years in senior level cabinet positions in the administration of former Governor Paul Patton, helping lead the state on education, public safety, energy and the environment.
In November 2007, voters elected Conway Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He won the primary with 72% of the vote and the general election with 61% of the vote.
Conway supports reductions in U.S. nuclear weapons as a step toward a nuclear weapons free world and would vote to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty and the New START agreement.
He strongly backs President Obama’s pledge to secure all vulnerable nuclear-weapons usable materials worldwide within four years and to bring U.S. troops home from Iraq.
This Senate contest will be expensive and close. Paul will be supported by a nationwide network of Tea Party activists and contacts of his father, U.S. Representative Ron Paul, from his run for President. The anti-government fanatics are making Ron Paul their cause célèbre for the November election. Conway will need to raise $8 million to compete.
While Kentucky leans Republican, the Governor is a Democrat. The GOP has won the most recent Kentucky Senate contests, but incumbent Senator Jim Bunning, whose retirement opened up this seat, barely escaped with narrow victories. 170,000 more Democrats than Republicans voted in the May primaries. Conway make pick up votes in rural due to Paul’s opposition to farm subsidies.
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