November 2nd, 2010
11:31 PM ET
9 years 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.

He claimed he was outspent 5-to-1 by outside groups that pumped roughly six million dollars into his opponent's campaign. Conway, who serves as Kentucky's Attorney General, lashed out at the effects of the Citizens United Supreme Court case, calling it "awful," and said that "it takes democracy further away from the people." The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last January in favor of unlimited spending by corporations and unions in campaigns.

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  1. concerned in ky

    get over it jack.....u ran a terrible campaign time around, STICK TO THE ISSUES

    November 2, 2010 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  2. DR. Smith

    Campaign finance reform? Now that is rich! Presedent Obama had the opportunity to agree to finance reform but passed! So Jack Conway talk to your president about that.

    November 2, 2010 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  3. Bill C

    How hypocritical! A PAC supporting him called Kentucky Leadership Council went to the lowest level in history in attacking Rand Paul's faith the weekend before the election. The donors? ANONYMOUS!

    Conway lost because he is shady Obama liberal that flip flopped when he was called on it. He just wants to blame the money not his own positions and tactics.

    November 3, 2010 12:32 am at 12:32 am |