Jack Conway Echoes Rand Paul With Cordoba House Stance

Kentucky Democrats waiting to hear their Senate nominee’s take on the controversial Cordoba House project in lower Manhattan finally got their answer today — and it sounds a lot like the response from GOP nominee Rand Paul.

“I think we have to keep the families of the victims of 9/11 foremost in our minds and because of that I would prefer to see it located elsewhere,” Conway told the Knox County, KY Times-Tribune. Conway also said the project is “an issue for New York primarily.”

Earlier this week, this is what Paul’s campaign told me about their man’s take on Cordoba House:

“While this is a local matter that should be decided by the people of New York, Dr. Paul does not support a mosque being built two blocks from Ground Zero,” Paul spokesperson Gary Howard said. “In Dr. Paul’s opinion, the Muslim community would better serve the healing process by making a donation to the memorial fund for the victims of September 11th.”Paul’s contribution suggestion — what he later described in the Daily Caller as “a multi-million dollar donation to the memorial site” from American Muslims — seems to be the only part of his statement not matched by Conway.

But otherwise, no matter who Kentucky voters pick in November, they’re going to get a Senator who says that zoning decisions in New York should be left to New Yorkers — but they’re willing to throw their two cents in anyway.

The TPM Poll Average for the race shows Paul leading Conway 46.2-40.8.