Here's the latest update from the Conway campaign:
Conway campaign continues Kentucky Jobs Tour,
heads to eastern Kentucky
LOUISVILLE - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jack Conway will continue his Kentucky Jobs Tour this week.
Conway kicked off the tour last week in Louisville and Lexington before officially filing Wednesday with the secretary of state to run as a 2010 U.S. Senate candidate. The campaign spent the remainder of the week in western Kentucky, talking with voters about creating jobs, reducing the deficit and holding Washington accountable. The counties Conway visited last week were: Hardin, Warren, Daviess, Henderson, Union, McCracken, Graves, Calloway, Marshall, Crittenden, Jefferson and Fayette.
"My conversations with people throughout the state last week continued to come back to the fact that Kentuckians are hurting in this economy and they need help now. Another recurring theme is that people are tired of Wall Street bailouts and out-of-control spending—it’s time to reign in the deficit and start helping Kentucky businesses create jobs. That's what this campaign is about - to listen and discuss ideas so that together we can find solutions to the problems that are affecting Kentucky families," Conway said.
This week, Conway will be traveling to eastern Kentucky, including several regions that depend on the coal industry for their livelihood. The industry and the many valuable jobs it provides have recently been threatened by proposed cap-and-trade legislation in Washington, a policy Conway strongly opposes.
"I am on record saying I am against the cap-and-trade bill and any legislation that will raise the cost of living or eliminate Kentucky jobs in this difficult economy," Conway said. "Coal must be a central part of the new energy economy and we must work to ensure it remains a source of good jobs and affordable electricity."
The Conway Campaign's Kentucky Jobs Tour continues today. You can follow us by going to our website at: www.JackConway.org/kyjobstour.