Conway makes unusual donation to candidate for treasurer

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway has made an unusual decision to donate $1,000 to a candidate for treasurer.

Conway campaign spokesman Daniel Kemp told the Lexington Herald-Leader ( ) on Monday that Conway also plans to donate an amount to the other four Democratic candidates for the office.

State records show Conway gave the maximum allowable contribution on Dec. 9 to Neville Blakemore. Kemp said Blakemore is "a personal friend" of Conway, the state’s attorney general.

Conway will face retired engineer Geoff Young in the May 19 primary.

Kemp said the donation to Blakemore was "not an endorsement."

Democratic state Rep. Rick Nelson of Middlesboro is also seeking the treasurer’s seat. He said he hasn’t heard of a gubernatorial candidate donating to down-ticket races before, but he’d appreciate the help.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,


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