The fundamental question for Democratic Primary voters is: Who's on your side?
As attorney general, Jack Conway collected over $70,000 in campaign cash from utility companies while his office negotiated millions in rate hikes. Conway has pocketed $106,000 from Wall Street insiders, including Goldman Sachs.
I have stood up for Kentucky ratepayers and challenged Conway on his unethical conduct and proposed the toughest Wall Street reforms of any candidate.
Since expressing support for Henry Waxman's cap-and-trade bill last year, national Democrats have pumped over $500,000 into Conway's campaign coffers.
In contrast, I strongly oppose cap and trade. It will devastate Kentucky's economy and increase electric rates.
If you're looking for another lawyer-politician who's more comfortable schmoozing with Washington lobbyists than Kentucky factory workers, Jack's your guy. But if you're looking for a small-town doctor who will hold Wall Street accountable, get spending under control and champion the cause of Kentucky's working families, your hunt is over.
I will be the only Democratic doctor in the U.S. Senate. Of the leading candidates, I am the only one who comes from a working-class family. After medical school, I returned home and, for the last 25 years, have been on the front lines fighting to improve health care — as a surgeon, state senator and lieutenant governor.
I understand the economic struggles Kentucky families face because I've personally lived it. There will be no greater champion for everyday working Kentuckians in the U.S. Senate. Vote Daniel Mongiardo.