The Democratic Senate primary is heating up with Jack Conway questioning Dan Mongiardo‘s stance on the health care overhaul. Conway supports the legislation, and he equates Mongiardo to Republican Senators and candidates for not speaking out enough in favor of reform.

Also, the National Republican Senatorial Committee sent this out today:

“As he applies for a promotion to the U.S. Senate, Lt. Governor Dan Mongiardo owes Kentuckians a simple explanation: Would he have voted ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on the Democrats’ health care bill?” asked National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokeswoman Amber Marchand.

“Claiming that he would have required ‘assurances’ is splitting hairs during this critical debate. When it came time to cast his vote, would he have supported the Obama-Pelosi-Reid bill, or would have stood up against this legislation and voted ‘no?’” Marchand continued “Either way, Mongiardo owes voters in Kentucky a direct explanation on this question immediately.”

A national GOP group is questioning a Democratic candidate in a primary…how will this resonate in Kentucky?