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

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Filed under: Jack Conway • Kentucky
November 2nd, 2010
11:31 PM ET
7 months ago

Conway vows to fight for campaign finance reform

Washington (CNN) - In the bitterly fought battle for Kentucky's Senate seat, a race that was highlighted by the controversial Aqua Buddha ad, Democrat Jack Conway conceded to Rand Paul "graciously" in Senator-elect Paul's own words to CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer.

But in front of supporters Tuesday night, Conway vowed to fight for campaign finance reform, which he said was one of the reasons that lead to his defeat.
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Filed under: 2010 • Jack Conway
October 30th, 2010
01:10 PM ET
4 years ago

Clinton will try to be the closer in West Virginia

Charleston, West Virginia (CNN) – President Bill Clinton will return to West Virginia the day before the midterm elections to try and help keep in party hands a Senate seat that's been controlled by Democrats for over half a century.

Clinton will team up at a rally Monday in Beckley, West Virginia with Gov. Joe Manchin, a popular two-term Democrat who is his party's nominee for the state's open Senate seat. This will be Clinton's second campaign stop with Manchin in West Virginia over the past month.
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Filed under: 2010 • Bill Clinton • Jack Conway • Joe Manchin • Kentucky • West Virginia
October 27th, 2010
04:30 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN/Time Poll: Paul leads Kentucky Senate race

(CNN) - The hotly contested race for Kentucky's open Senate seat is nearing an end with Republican nominee Rand Paul holding a seven-point lead, according to a new poll.

Fifty percent of likely voters support Paul in the CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation survey, while 43 percent back Democratic nominee Jack Conway.

Full results (pdf)
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Filed under: 2010 • CNN/Time poll • Jack Conway • Kentucky • Polls • Rand Paul
October 26th, 2010
08:02 AM ET
4 years ago

Woman stomped outside Kentucky debate

(CNN) - An employee with the liberal group Moveon.org was stomped on by a man wearing a "Rand Paul for Senate" T-shirt outside a televised debate in Lexington, Kentucky, Monday night, police said.

The incident took place before the debate between Republican Paul and Democrat Jack Conway.
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Filed under: 2010 • Jack Conway • Kentucky • Rand Paul
October 26th, 2010
02:26 AM ET
4 years ago

Candidates spar over policy in Kentucky Senate debate

(CNN) - The candidates in Kentucky's final Senate debate wasted no time in getting down to business, parsing through policy differences and touting their respective credentials.

It was a contest that almost didn't happen; Republican candidate Rand Paul threatened to pull out after an ad by his opponent, Democratic candidate Jack Conway, attacked his religious views. But with eight days left until election day, Paul decided to participate.

Monday's debate differed from earlier ones that were laced with character attacks. Instead, it involved a series of in-depth discussions over how each candidate approached major issues, including the economy, health care reform and the deficit.

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Filed under: 2010 • issues • Jack Conway • Kentucky • Rand Paul
October 22nd, 2010
02:59 PM ET
4 years ago

Paul will debate in Kentucky, drops boycott threat

(CNN) – Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul will debate his opponent, Democrat Jack Conway, next Monday night after all.

"While I do not respect Mr. Conway's inappropriate attacks, I do respect the voters of this state and therefore will participate in Monday's final debate," Paul said.
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Filed under: 2010 • Jack Conway • Kentucky • Rand Paul
October 22nd, 2010
10:04 AM ET
4 years ago

Clinton the closer in Kentucky?

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Louisville, Kentucky (CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton is returning to Kentucky the day before the midterm elections to try and help pry an open Senate seat out of Republican party hands.

The former president will team up on November 1 with Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, the Democrats' Senate nominee, a Conway campaign official confirms to CNN. But the campaign doesn't have details yet on where the event will be held. Clinton headlined a Conway rally in Lexington on October 11.
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Filed under: 2010 • Bill Clinton • Jack Conway • Kentucky • Rand Paul
October 21st, 2010
02:26 PM ET
4 years ago

Rand Paul to CNN: "I've never said or written anything un-Christian in my life."

Louisville, KY (CNN) - Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Dr. Rand Paul defended his Christian faith and sharply criticized his Democratic rival, Jack Conway in response to the now infamous "aquabuddha ad." Conway's TV attack ad accuses Paul of once belonging to an organization that mocked Christianity while the GOP contender was a student at Baylor University.

"In my entire live, I've written and said a lot of things. I've never said or written anything un-Christian in my life," Paul said.
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Filed under: 2010 • Jack Conway • Kentucky • Rand Paul
October 20th, 2010
06:30 PM ET
4 years ago

Trail Running: Conway: 'Aquabuddha ad' will 'run its course'

Hopkinsville, KY (CNN) – Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Jack Conway said his controversial campaign spot, dubbed by political observers as the 'aquabuddha ad,' won't be on the airwaves much longer.

"The ad will run its course and we'll be talking about a lot of different issues," Conway confirmed to CNN.

In an interview with CNN at a campaign stop in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Conway said he personally approved the ad targeting his Republican opponent Rand Paul. "I think he has to answer the questions," Conway said.

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Filed under: 2010 • Jack Conway • Kentucky • Rand Paul
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