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Tue May 4, 2010
KY U-S Senate Race Heating Up in Democrat & Republican Camps
By Alan Lytle
Lexington, KY – Republican Trey Grayson has picked up a significant endorsement from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell said in a written statement that Trey Grayson "has a track record of leading by example," and called on Kentucky voters to choose him as the Republican nominee in the May 18 primary election. Grayson, Kentucky's secretary of state, faces five Republicans including political outsider Rand Paul who are seeking the GOP nomination to run for the seat of U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning. Bunning, retired under pressure from McConnell and other Republican leaders.
Meanwhile, Democrat Daniel Mongiardo has filed a complaint against Attorney General Jack Conway, (his primary opponent), with the Executive Branch Ethics commission.
The complaint claims Attorney General Jack Conway "violated the public trust" by accepting campaign contributions from utility companies, their executives and lobbyists while playing a role in deciding rate hikes.
Conway and Mongiardo squabbled over the issue last night during a candidate's forum on Kentucky Educational Television.
The complaint filed Tuesday seeks an expedited ruling from the commission.
Conway campaign spokeswoman Allison Haley calls the filing a "political stunt."