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State leaders rally for support

By: Janet Kim Email
By: Janet Kim Email

It was a who's who among the state's Democrats at the Red Mile Race Track. It was an opportunity for the party to raise money.

From Governor Steve Beshear to State Auditor Crit Luallen, all made appearances for a Democratic Rally, discussing new challenges for the year, and how they plan to tackle them.

Though it isn't the end of 2009, political leaders say it's not too late to start thinking about next November.

Up for grabs is a U.S. Senate seat. Wendell Ford was the last democrat to hold the seat. That was 10 years ago. Kentucky's Attorney General Jack Conway will face off Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo in seven months for the Democratic ticket for U.S. Senate.

The rally comes on the heels of a recently released audio recordings where Mongiardo allegedly criticizes Beshear. Beshear says he believes the recordings were edited and says he still supports Mongiardo.

The common message throughout the day was to keep the party united.

The race for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate has also drawn some attention. Secretary of State Trey Grayson will face Republican Rand Paul, a Bowling Green eye doctor.


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