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.