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Statement by AARP Kentucky State Director on Attorney General Jack Conway’s Acceptance of the Invitation to Participate in a Gubernatorial Debate

Ron Bridges

The following is a statement by AARP Kentucky State Director Ron Bridges on Attorney General Jack Conway’s acceptance of the invitation to participate in a gubernatorial debate with Matt Bevin on Tuesday, October 6 at 8:00 p.m. at Centre College.

“We are pleased that candidates, Democratic Party candidate Jack Conway and Republican Party candidate Matt Bevin have accepted the invitation to participate in our October 6 th gubernatorial debate in partnership with Centre College and WAVE 3 News.  This will be an excellent opportunity for the candidates to explain their positions in their own words on key priorities affecting Kentuckians-- particularly the issues and needs of family caregivers and financial security. AARP is committed to providing information to help voters make informed decisions about pocketbook issues and we are particularly proud to partner again with Centre College and WAVE 3 News to reach out to Kentucky voters.

“AARP Kentucky believes the collaboration with Centre College and WAVE 3 News will help the candidates, the media, and general public focus more on the critical concerns of Kentuckians and the ever-important 50-plus voting bloc. This is the only debate to be televised and radio broadcast live across the commonwealth this fall.

“AARP has more than 29 years of commitment to non-partisan Voter Engagement. AARP does not endorse candidates, nor give money to candidates or political committees, but does try to provide a public service for all Kentuckians – by helping provide unfiltered information about where the candidates stand on the issues.  In Kentucky’s 2015 gubernatorial election, AARP Kentucky is focusing on providing voters with balanced information on where the candidates stand on the key issues so they can make their own decisions on Election Day.

“AARP is proud to be making Kentucky history again working with Centre College and its commitment to civic engagement and debate expertise.  Our media partner WAVE 3 News is an award-winning news organization bringing together talent and an extensive network of television and radio stations across the Commonwealth.”

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