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Mongiardo won’t say if he’ll back Conway in the fall

Democratic Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo conceded in the U.S. Senate race at 10:15 p.m., saying that he had called Attorney General Jack Conway to congratulate him on a “very tough and well-fought” campaign. His wife Allison, blinked back tears as she held their infant daughter.

However, Mongiardo would not say whether he will help Conway in the fall campaign against Republican nominee Rand Paul of Bowling Green.

I”m going to sleep … get up in the morning, make some coffee and figure out what’s next,” he said.

He blamed the loss on last minute negative campaigning by Conway and a lack of funding. “We didn’t have the money,” he said. “The money in our party went to the other side.”

- Linda Blackford

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  1. Bob says:

    As someone who has supported both candidates, I have a message for Mongiardo:

    If you do NOT wholeheartedly and immediately support OUR party’s nominee, you are done. Period.

    Two weeks ago in Louisville that’s what you gave your word that you would do. You do it now.

  2. Eric H. says:

    Silver spoon Conway probably thinks he is entitled to Mongiardo’s support.

  3. Sam says:

    Mongiardo is a tool. His graceless concession proves it again.

  4. tim says:

    Just because he didn’t say it tonight doesn’t mean he won’t be supporting Jack and our party. Give the man a break. His speech was as genuine and heartfelt as it gets. You know why? Because he cares down to his bones about the people of this state and the welfare of this state, not what is good politics or politically correct. His campaign was about bringing people back into the political process, not using them to get elected or push agendas. And THAT is what he spoke about in his concession speech. I trust that he will support Jack. He has worked tirelessly for months for each of us, whether you agree with him on eerything or not. Show some appreciation and respect, and know that he will do what’s best for us at the end of the day.

    By the way, a “tool” is someone who is being used like a puppet. I think it’s safe to say that the Daniel, with his independent nature, is about as opposite from a tool as possible.

  5. EPluribusUnum says:

    If Conway had lost, I am sure his endorsement of Mongiardo would not have been immediately shortcoming. Not only will Mongiardo endorse Conway but he will actually give him support, not lip service
    Mongiardo is a far better Democrat than to do otherwise

  6. BGBob says:

    The Lt. Gov. ran a pitiful campaign, and it was a “winnable” a race as I’ve ever seen. The best thing he could’ve done to put just a bit of spark into his lackluster effort would’ve been to get the beautiful Allison out in front of more cameras. May have offended a few 1st generation wives, but it bewilders me to witness how Daniel chose to lose instead of win.

  7. Sam says:

    Why would you endorse someone that made up so many lies about you and the newspapers and reporters refused to look into the truth. People will find out in the near future,that he is not in support of coal, and he is another pawn in the pocket of special interests! He did not earn this election his father brought it for him!

  8. Sam says:

    Why would you support a party that stabbed you in the back twice in the last several years?

  9. Bleu says:

    It won’t be in the best interest of Mongiardo to support Conway, especially after the Rand Paul campaign exposes the double dealing taking place in the Attorney Generals Office. The KY mainstream media won’t report on it, but the national mainstream media will. Whoda’ thunk that winning a senate campaign is the worst thing Conway could do for his political career.

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  12. jeff morgan says:

    I know Daniel Mongiardo. He is as good a Democrat and, more importantly, as good a man as you will ever meet. He will do what he believes to be in the best interest of the people of Kentucky. How refreshing!

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