July 28, 2015

Jack’s Facts: A Quick Check on Attorney General Jack Conway’s New Ads

On Tuesday, Conway released two ads titled “Fiscal” and “Coal.” Let’s fact check them quickly:

“Fiscal”

CONWAY: In the “Fiscal” ad, Conway states, “As Governor, I’ll hold the line on taxes, and I’ll continue to be responsible with the budget.”

REALITY: Ronnie Ellis of The Glasgow Times said Conway had quite a list of economic priorities but no plan to pay for it all except for “vague prescriptions.”

Maybe trial lawyer Jack Conway just doesn’t understand economic policy. Here’s an explanation from the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Jack Brammer on Conway’s position(s) regarding the Bush Tax Cuts:

“Coal”

CONWAY: In the “Coal” ad, Conway states, “A lot of politicians talk about protecting coal, but I’ll stand up to anybody to keep people working here.”

REALITY: Conway has been desperately trying to convince people that he has stood up to President Obama on coal, but if that is true, why did he serve as a delegate for President Obama in both 2008 and 2012, when dismantling coal has been part of the President’s platform? Furthermore, Conway has received campaign support from The Sierra Club, a leading anti-coal activist group seeking to shut down one third of American coal plants.

Not surprising that Louisville trial attorney Jack Conway has trouble keeping the facts straight.