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The front page has been giving a lot of love to Jack Conway in his quest to replace crazy Jim Bunning in the U.S. Senate and help turn back Rand Paul's Tea Bagger tide in Kentucky. It's not enough.

This is the perfect time for anyone who can do so to toss a couple of bucks to Jack Conway to give his campaign the resources needed in the closing push to election day. An email I received from Jack's wife, Elizabeth, helps explain

I wanted to make sure you heard the news that President Bill Clinton is holding a rally with Jack on Monday in Lexington.

Our campaign has great momentum and this will be a tremendous opportunity for people all across Kentucky to rally together. Jack is in a neck-and-neck race to represent the people of Kentucky in the U.S. Senate, and an appearance by President Clinton is going to give the campaign a huge boost.

It really shows how far we've come -- and how much momentum Jack has in this race -- that President Clinton will be here to help us build even more support.

Why Lexington, you might ask. Louisville is twice as big, after all. Maybe this is why: According to reports in Kentucky

Spending on television ads in the Lexington area by outside groups tilts heavily toward Republican federal candidates as the GOP tries to take control of the U.S. House and hold a U.S. Senate seat in Kentucky, records show.

Outside groups have bought or reserved triple the value of airtime for ads calculated to help Republicans Andy Barr and Rand Paul as compared to those for Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler and Attorney General Jack Conway.

Since August, outside pro-GOP groups have booked more than $1.1 million in ads on the four primary Lexington stations and cable systems, compared to $375,000 by groups favoring Democrats.

That's 3 to 1 against the good guys by anonymous forces of greed for money and power. Anybody who is able needs to step up and pitch in toward leveling that playing field so that the truth can at least run alongside the lies in the Kentucky Senate race.

Jack Conway can win this race and turn this Senate seat Blue, confounding all predictions about the post election make up of the Senate. I believe that because the enthusiasm gap, the one thing I see discussed most frequently as the bane of Democrats this election cycle, appears to not exist in Kentucky. No kidding.  

This Kentucky state wide poll by Braun Research, asked 826 Kentuckians

S1. How likely are you to vote in the November election?

Nearly 90% answered "very likely" the rest answered "somewhat likely". No one, not a single person answered "not very likely" or "not likely at all". Not one.

Where, in Kentucky does one find this so called enthusiasm gap? Kentucky is fired up and ready to go. All Jack Conway and Bill Clinton and all of Jack's supporters can do now is get the message out to the faithful. That takes money. So, brown bag it for a couple of days, or skip a latte, or GUS cold turkey for a day or two or find your own way, if you can without real sacrifice, to toss five or ten bucks to Jack Conway. We will never regret keeping Rand Paul out of the Senate. There is already a Masonic Temple under the Capitol.  We don't need Aqua Buddha, too.

Originally posted to LeftOfYou on Sat Oct 09, 2010 at 11:18 AM PDT.


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