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AG Conway here today after announcing run for office of governor

Two days after officially filing candidacy papers to run for governor, Jack Conway will be in Whitesburg today (Wednesday) as part of a three-day tour in eastern Kentucky.

“He is hitting the ground running,” said State Rep. Leslie Combs, a friend of both Conway and his running mate State Rep. Sannie Overly. “I think they’ll make a good team for moving Kentucky forward.”

Combs said Conway has an ambitious goal of visiting a different eastern Kentucky town each month.

Conway is scheduled to be at Icing on the Cake, located at 280 Main Street, at 4:30 p.m. today.

With nearly $1 million in the bank, Conway said he will run a campaign shaped by the lessons he has learned.

“You can ask me, ‘Did you vote for Obama?’ The answer is yes and then I sued him,” Conway said, a reference to his lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s coal regulations and a subtle rebuke of Grimes’s famous refusal to say whether she voted for Obama during her failed Senate campaign last year.

This will be Conway’s fifth major election in Kentucky, a resume that includes two successful runs for Attorney General and failed bids for the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.

Complied by Associated Press and Mountain Eagle reports.

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