Jack Conway announces bid for governor in Kentucky
May 6th, 2014
01:38 PM ET
3 months ago

Jack Conway announces bid for governor in Kentucky

(CNN) - Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced Tuesday that he's running for governor of the commonwealth in 2015.

Conway was the Democratic nominee who ran against Republican Rand Paul for a U.S. Senate seat in 2010. With a wave of tea party-fueled support, the libertarian-leaning Paul beat Conway by 12-percentage points.

After losing to Paul, Conway was re-elected to a second term as attorney general in 2011. He's been open about a gubernatorial bid since his Senate loss.

In his announcement Tuesday, Conway said state Rep. Sannie Overly will be his running mate.

The tweets includes a link to a nearly six minute video where Conway lays out his intentions for the commonwealth if he's elected governor.

"I believe in Kentucky, our people. I believe we can build a future of opportunity that the commonwealth can be proud of. For that reason, I'm announcing I'm a candidate for governor," Conway said in the video.

He also released a video in when declaring his intentions to run for the Senate in 2010.

Current Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear, a two-term Democrat, cannot run for re-election because of the state's term limits.

CNN's Dana Davidsen and Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.


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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    I vote for this dude.

    May 6, 2014 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    Clearly just more coverup of Benghazi.

    It's raining ben...ghazilujah!!...it's raining men...gazhiujah!!!....

    May 6, 2014 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    Clearly just more coverup of Benghazi.

    It's raining ben...ghazillujah!!...it's raining ben...gazhillujah!!!....

    May 6, 2014 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  4. it must be said

    blah, blah, blah... a bunch of meaningless drivel. HOW WILL HE DO IT??? Kentucky, don't vote for somebody that throws out this meaningless, canned drivel.2

    May 6, 2014 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  5. Rick McDaniel

    Let him LOSE!

    May 6, 2014 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  6. just keep running those losers democrats!

    The Kentucky version of Alex Sink in Florida. Slap some new lipstick on that loser Democrat and sell him as a new and improved pig.

    May 6, 2014 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  7. Bill

    In a few years, KY really will be the BLUEgrass state. It starts by getting rid of that relic and obstructionist reprobate McConnell. Conway is the kind of politician that can appeal to all voting blocks. Except those who think Obama is a socialist, terrorist, Marxist and born on another planet.

    May 6, 2014 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  8. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Good luck to you sir. You're going to need it in that backwoods hick state.

    May 6, 2014 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  9. Malory Archer

    just keep running those losers democrats!

    The Kentucky version of Alex Sink in Florida. Slap some new lipstick on that loser Democrat and sell him as a new and improved pig.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    If that's the case, then he should have no problem at all! Alex Sink lost by TWO POINTS, and that was AFTER an ENTIRE demographic – who, according to the reds, always vote for the Dems so they can get free stuff – was gerrymandered right out of the district, AND in an off-off-year election where only half of Pinellas County cities had anything on the ballot in March. Had south St Pete NOT been lopped off and tossed into a district with no contiguous borders (you have to pass through one other congressional district – and cross Tampa Bay to reach the rest of the district if you go north, and TWO if you go south, also crossing Tampa Bay) the election results would have been markedly different.

    May 6, 2014 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  10. Chris-E...al

    Dems got it on the libya man . They ask for it and caught it ? aca or comet can cure its just awful .

    May 6, 2014 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |