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In an hour-long WFPL News Special on Friday, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway discussed issues ranging from coal to expanded gambling.

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Kentucky Public Radio’s Ryland Barton and WFPL’s Rick Howlett conducted the interview. Conway, the state’s attorney general, was pressed about the large role coal has played in the campaign, despite the industry’s dwindling number of jobs in the state. He said coal remains a major issue in the eastern and western parts of Kentucky.

“It’s an important part of our culture,” he said.

Conway also said he wants the state to better enforce current gun control laws, and he again expressed his support for the state government’s expansion of Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act.

The interview was the third and final WFPL News Special with the candidates for Kentucky governor. You can find Republican Matt Bevin’s interview here and independent Drew Curtis’ interview here.

And find all of WFPL News’ and Kentucky Public Radio’s coverage of the 2015 gubernatorial election here.