Monday, November 14, 2005

Breaking: Jack Conway will not run.

Therefore, if John Y. Brown, III, decides to run, he will have my support.

The Courier-Journal notes that Jack is not in and a comment to the previous post says the same.
Louisville lawyer Jack Conway, who came within a few points of unseating U.S. Rep. Anne Northup in 2002, said today he has decided against a rematch next year.

Democratic leaders had been trying for months to persuade Conway to run. But in an interview, Conway cited personal and professional commitments he has made next year for not challenging Northup, R-3rd District.

Conway said he is scheduled to argue in three jury trials in the first seven months of 2006, and he’s getting married days before the May primary election.

“As it got down to it, I couldn’t juggle all the other commitments I had,” Conway said.

Conway said he’s still interested in running for elective office in the future, possibly in 2007 for one of the state constitutional offices, including governor, lieutenant governor or attorney general.

The decision leaves Democrats without an obvious candidate to challenge Northup.

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