Democrats tout unions to Ky. business executives

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Associated Press

Posted on February 1, 2010 at 6:34 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate are talking up the virtues of labor unions, even going so far as to tout them at a meeting of the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers.

Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo and Attorney General Conway, who are running for the seat being vacated by Sen. Jim Bunning, want the support of Kentucky's politically powerful labor movement going into the this year's elections.

Nearly 100 manufacturing executives listened politely at a political forum held at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort on Monday.

GOP candidates Trey Grayson and Rand Paul took the opposite tact, saying Monday that they would oppose federal legislation to make it easier for workers to form labor unions.

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