Governor Steve Beshear has issued the following statement concerning Attorney General Jack Conway‘s recent victory over Lt. Governor Dan Mongiardo in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate. He echoes the unity sentiment put forth in Mongiardo’s recent statement reversing his original plan to seek a recanvass, thus challenging the results of the election.

I congratulate Jack Conway for winning the Democratic primary, and I am confident he will be the next United States Senator from Kentucky. Lt. Governor Daniel Mongiardo fought a hard campaign, continues to be a loyal public servant to Kentucky families as lieutenant governor and has a bright future in whatever he chooses to do next. Now is the time to set aside our differences and focus on unifying all Kentuckians in support of Jack Conway.