Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has built a solid record ...
After a bruising loss to Republican Rand Paul in last year’s U.S. Senate race, Jack Conway says he had to take some time to think about whether to seek a second term as attorney general.
“I think it was an important gut-check time,” said Conway, a Louisville Democrat.
But after conferring with his wife Elizabeth, Conway decided to run — and said he hopes now to serve another four-year term in a job he truly enjoys.
“I’m running for attorney general because I really like the job, and I think I can do even more,” Conway said.
Supporters say Conway has done a good job in his first term, running an efficient office and even expanding some services despite a series of steep state budget cuts.
“I think Jack has done an excellent job as attorney general and I think he will only excel in the next four years,” said Warren Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris Cohron, a Democrat and past president of the Commonwealth’s Attorneys Association. “Considering the budgetary nightmare Jack has endured as attorney general, it’s amazing the work he has been able to accomplish.”
State Auditor Crit Luallen, a Democrat and longtime supporter of Conway, said his race for a second term against Republican Todd P’Pool, the Hopkins County attorney, shouldn’t be compared to his unsuccessful campaign for the Senate.
“In this race he’s got a very strong track record and I think that serves him very well,” Luallen said. “He has been a solid, accomplished attorney general.”