Kentucky Lt. Governor Dan Mongiardo

With less than a week until the primary election, Democratic secretary of state candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has announced that Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and Lt. Governor Daniel Mongiardo will serve as statewide co-chairs of her campaign.

Grimes is seeking the party’s nomination in a closely watched race against incumbent Secretary of State Elaine Walker, who was appointed by Governor Steve Beshear earlier this year to serve the final 11 months of former Secretary of State Trey Grayson’s term.

In an interview with WFPL, Grimes says she is honored the two rivals came together to support her candidacy and she believes it represents a united Democratic front heading into the May 17 primary.

“I think having Jack Conway and Daniel Mongiardo by my side demonstrates their confidence and belief that I’m the person that can help get that job done. That I’m the person that this state, that this party needs right now and I’m hopeful that will translate on Election Day to voters who are going into that voting booth,” she says. [click to continue…]

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Mongiardo Files For U.S. Senate

by Rick Howlett January 21, 2010

Kentucky Lt. Governor Dan Mongiardo has filed his candidacy papers for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Jim Bunning. Mongiardo is a surgeon from eastern Kentucky who narrowly lost to Bunning in 2004. He’s one of at least four Democrats seeking the seat and has been campaigning for months. His primary opponents will include […]

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Conway Comments On Mongiardo Audio Posting

by Rick Howlett October 5, 2009

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is reacting to unflattering audio purportedly of his Democratic U-S Senate opponent, Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo. Expletive-laced audio of Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo allegedly criticizing Gov. Steve Beshear for lukewarm support of Mongiardo’s U-S Senate campaign recently appeared on the Internet. Both Mongiardo and […]

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Beshear Dismisses Mongiardo Tape As "Prankstership"

by Rick Howlett September 29, 2009

From Lisa Autry, Kentucky Public Radio/WKYU, Bowling Green Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is shrugging off a recording of his Lt. Governor that’s been posted on numerous internet sites. Dan Mongiardo is heard to say on the audio clip that Beshear will be remembered as the state’s “worst” governor, and he goes on to criticize Beshear […]

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Senate Candidates Report Fundraising Totals

by Rick Howlett July 16, 2009

Thanks to Lisa Autry, Kentucky Public Radio/WKYU, Bowling Green U.S. Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky reports that he raised just over $300,000 during the second quarter of this year for his re-election bid. That’s less than half the money raised by fellow Republican and Secretary of State Trey Grayson, who may run for Bunning’s seat. […]

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Kentucky Gov. Office: Mongiardo Endorsement Legal

by Rick Howlett April 2, 2009

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Did a recent political endorsement issued by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear violate state and federal campaign laws? Page One, a political blog in Louisville, says it did, but the governor’s office disagrees. Last Friday, Governor Steve Beshear endorsed Lt. Governor Dan Mongiardo’s Democratic campaign for the U-S Senate seat […]

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Beshear Endorses Mongiardo For Senate

by Rick Howlett March 27, 2009

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is endorsing a candidate in next year’s U-S Senate race in the commonwealth. In 2007, they successfully ran for governor and lieutenant governor. Now, Governor Steve Beshear is backing Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo for the U-S Senate seat currently held by Republican Senator Jim Bunning. […]

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Bunning Says Again He'll Seek Re-election

by Rick Howlett January 27, 2009

Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senator says he’s not wavering in his resolve to seek a third term in office Republican Jim Bunning told reporters Tuesday he fully intends to mount another bid for office, even though he’s raised little campaign money. Bunning says his campaign war chest is low because he didn’t want to interfere with […]

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Mongiardo To Seek Senate Seat

by Rick Howlett January 26, 2009

Kentucky Lt. Governor Dan Mongiardo says he’ll seek the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Jim Bunning. Mongiardo, who was narrowly defeated by Bunning in the 2004 race, made the announcement Monday in a written statement. Bunning has repeatedly said he’ll seek re-election in 2010, although he has raised very little […]

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