FRANKFORT — Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway said Thursday that a complaint filed against Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear's campaign was being treated in the same manner as all election complaints.
The Republican Party of Kentucky alleged that members of Beshear's administration have illegally pressured rank-and-file state employees for campaign contributions, and it has filed complaints against Beshear's campaign with several oversight bodies, including Conway's office. Democrats say the allegation is baseless.
"I can assure and have assured the people of Kentucky that the referrals that have been made to my office will be handled in accordance with law-enforcement protocol," Conway told the Lexington Herald-Leader editorial board on Thursday. "We're handling it in a non-political way."
Conway declined to give the status of the investigation of the complaint against Beshear.
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Beshear faces Republican David Williams and independent Gatewood Galbraith in the Nov. 8 general election. Conway faces Republican Todd P'Pool.