Conway, who is running for U.S. Senate, said he was glad to get the endorsement of Kentucky Lieutenant Governer Dan Mongiardo, who he narrowly defeated in the primary three months ago.
“We fought in the primary, and sometimes brothers fight, but we’re one big united family now,” Conway said. “The Democratic Party is very united going into the fall.”
The Senatorial candidate welcomed supporters of Mongiardo when he spoke to the Trigg County Democratic Party Executive fundraiser and said that the Democratic Party is unifying for the general election, adding that there is a clear choice between him and Republican rival Rand Paul.
“In this race we have a very, very distinct contrast,” Conway said. “I’m always going to put Kentucky first, and I think my opponent has some positions that are risky and radical. He’s called for doing away with the Department of Education and Pell grants, doing away with the Department of Agriculture … he’s questioned federal mine safety regulations.”
Conway also said he isn’t concerned about a poll in the Courier-Journal that showed him eight points behind Paul, as he said other contemporary polls in other newspapers generally show them to be tied.
Conway also spoke to supporters in Christian County earlier that day, and ended his campaign swing across western Kentucky on Saturday at the annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Graves County.