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Senate candidates give Thanksgiving

by Joe Arnold


Posted on November 25, 2009 at 5:27 PM

Daniel Mongiardo

Dear Friend,

We can hardly believe that Thanksgiving week is already upon us. And because of your support we have a lot to be thankful for this year.

Not only did we have our best fundraising quarter yet, but we also widened our lead in the polls. We continue to raise more than our opponent in Kentucky and in small dollar donations. In the most recent Survey USA poll we also increased our lead to 11 points.

We’re continuing to receive endorsements from all over the state. Read about our most recent one from the Kentucky Laborers’ District Council here.
As you can see – we have a lot to be thankful for. But we’re most thankful to have supporters like you. There is a reason why our campaign is leading by significant margins in small dollars donors and in the polls – it’s because of you.

You’ve chosen to stand with me in my fight to bring quality healthcare, good jobs and affordable energy to the Commonwealth. This is not just my campaign – but our campaign for Kentuckians by Kentuckians.

I hope you and your family have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving week.

Happy Thanksgiving,


Jack Conway

Thanksgiving is always a wonderful time to share with your friends and family. As you celebrate this holiday I just wanted to leave you with a few thoughts.

These past few weeks have been extremely busy. As I travel the state as your Attorney General, I see the realities of these tough economic times in our Commonwealth. Families are hurting and having to tighten their belts to get through this crisis. While many hard-working Kentuckians are struggling to pay the bills and put food on the table, our tax dollars are still going to the very people who caused this mess—and that’s just not right.

We must do more to put people back to work in Kentucky and promote job growth across the country. Kentucky’s jobless rate is more than 11%, higher than the national average. We need innovative ideas to get our economy moving again. That’s why I am championing a Homeland Tax Credit for small to medium-sized businesses, which will, for a limited time, provide a tax credit to companies that hire more employees in America—and most importantly right here in Kentucky.

As the U.S. Senate begins debate over health care reform, we must ensure quality health care for everyone. We need to encourage preventive care, not sick care. That's why I have fully endorsed The Education and Awareness Require Learning Young (EARLY) Act, sponsored by breast cancer survivor, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), and Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD). This legislation would prohibit the implementation of the new recommendations proposed by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force, which seeks to increase the minimum age for breast cancer mammograms and self-examinations to 50. We owe it to our daughters, our wives, and our mothers to ensure that these important screenings are available to women beginning at age 40, just as the American Cancer Society continues to advocate. I also believe protections for annual mammograms and cervical cancer screenings must be part of any health care reform legislation.

On Veterans Day I was deeply honored to participate in a ceremony with Major General Edward Tonini and other courageous veterans. This reminded me that we need to do a great deal more to provide health care to our veterans. I called for the immediate passage of the Rural Veterans Health Care Improvement Act, sponsored by U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT). The bill’s comprehensive approach will deliver improved health care for rural veterans in a variety of ways. I was proud to see the Senate stand united in supporting this crucial bill after its passage was being stonewalled by Senate Republicans. Our leaders should never play political games when it comes to standing up for our veterans.

This year is the first Thanksgiving for our daughter, Eva Louise Conway. Her birth in July confirmed and reinforced my determination to make Kentucky a better place to live, work and raise a family. That's why we must create new jobs in the Commonwealth, so our sons and daughters don’t have to leave the state to seek employment and raise their families.

With Kentucky's can-do spirit, I know we will get through this economic crisis. I believe our brightest days are still ahead, and with your help we will send a new generation of leadership to Washington to create a brighter tomorrow for all of us. That's why I am running to represent you in the United States Senate.

God Bless and Happy Thanksgiving,

Jack Conway



Trey Grayson

Thanksgiving began as a simple celebration of life and an appreciation of the blessings of freedom. Our forefathers celebrated their arrival to this land of open possibilities, and each subsequent generation of proud Americans has built upon that example of strength and sacrifice.

This Thanksgiving while we gather with friends and family, let’s not forget those serving in our military, whom we owe so much. Many courageous American men and women will spend Thanksgiving far from home, but they are not far from our thoughts and prayers.

As we continue this campaign, I am grateful for your encouragement and support. There are many difficult weeks ahead, but with your continued help we will be successful next year.

Please be safe and enjoy the blessings of the season. Nancy and I wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving.


Trey Grayson

Rand Paul

Giving Thanks For Liberty
Fellow citizen,

After being on the road speaking with voters every weekend for the past several months, Rand Paul and his family will be visiting Ron and Carol Paul for Thanksgiving weekend. As we prepare to celebrate this holiday, we reflect on the many things we have to be grateful for. 
Our nation was conceived by those who desired individual liberty, and rewards personal initiative and responsibility. Our Constitutional Republic was designed to protect each person's right to life, liberty and the fruit of their labor - even from government itself! Under this system, we prospered unlike any nation in history, and stood as an example to the world that the pursuit of liberty brings many blessings.
We are especially grateful to all those who sacrificed their lives to defend our Constitution and make this possible. We are grateful to all the patriots still working for freedom, thousands of whom we've had the privilege of meeting in recent months. Even in these days of rampant government expansion, you are making a difference!
Last week, the House took a first step towards allowing a full audit of the Federal Reserve for the first time in its 96 year history, when Rep. Mel Watt's measure to sabotage HR1207 was defeated and the original language restored by a vote of 43 to 26. This legislation introduced by Rep. Ron Paul would reveal the recipients of trillions of dollars in bailouts, and due to pressure from concerned citizens across the nation, has attracted 313 cosponsors in the House, and 30 in the Senate.
The bill would gain even more steam if a senator from Kentucky were to cosponsor and champion it. Dr. Rand Paul is fully committed to Federal Reserve transparency.
Looking forward: On November 30th, Dr. Paul will hold a fundraiser at 6:30 P.M. (EST) for Jimmy Higdon in Bardstown
On December 1st, Dr. Paul will be at a Meet and Greet at 4:30 P.M. at Reno's Roadhouse, 30 Colonel's Court in Prestonburg.
The same day Dr. Paul will hold a town hall meeting at 6:00 P.M. at the Landmark Inn, 190 South Mayo Trail in Pikeville. We'd love to meet you at these events! See the calender for more details.
The December 16th money bomb planned by supporters will play a crucial part in the campaign going forward. Please pledge at: www.randsteaparty.com and spread the word!
All of us at the campaign would like to wish you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!