Conway campaigns in the Mountains

By: Marcus Conroy Email
By: Marcus Conroy Email

The election is just hours away and the US Senate candidates are making a final lap around the state.

With less than 12 hours before the polls open, Jack Conway is flying across the state to visit supporters.

He says he wanted to visit Hazard to tell the people of the Mountains he wants to fight for them in Washington.

Wendell Ford airport is named for the last Democratic U.S. Senator from Kentucky. Even though he trails Republican Rand Paul in most polls, Conway is confident he will be the next.

"The seniors in this state have a clear choice. The students in this state have a clear choice. I have a vision that no kid will ever drop out of college, community or technical college because he or she can't afford a student loan," said Conway.

Joined by his wife and Governor Steve Beshear, he told voters he will continue to support the coal industry and its miners, and oppose legislation such as cap and trade. Conway also wants to keep fighting the illegal prescription drug battle in the state.

"That's my history. That's my record. I will stay committed to fighting drugs when I go to the US Senate," said Conway.

Conway also addressed past investigations involving his brother. According to the Courier-Journal, Matt Conway was under investigation for drug use or trafficking, but never charged.

"My brother informed me of something that was going on, I advised him to see an attorney. Once he had representation, I wasn't involved in the matter any further," said Conway.

Conway says he has visited the Mountains many times during his campaign to reassure voters he will continue fighting for eastern Kentuckians in Washington if elected.

"When I get elected to the US Senate, I will have a field office right here in the Mountains. You're going to be more connected to your US Senator in Washington than you ever have before and that's my pledge," said Conway.

Conway's final stop of the day was in Louisville, where he was joined by former President Bill Clinton.

Conway will be in Lexington and Louisville tomorrow for two final rallies before he watches the votes come in.

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