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LETTER: Why I'm Biking 1,400 miles for Dr. Dan

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By The Staff

On April 12, I started a 1,400 mile bike ride across Kentucky in support of Dr. Daniel Mongiardo for U.S. Senate.  I’m 67-years old – a veteran, an author and Kentucky’s first Unbridled Spirit award winner.  But my most important role is a grandfather to thirteen grandchildren. 

I’m doing this ride for selfish reasons.  I want my thirteen grandchildren to have the same opportunities that I had growing up.  And I believe that Dr. Dan has the vision to get our country and Kentucky back on track.  He’s a doctor and a former State Senator. He’s from humble beginnings and knows the value of a hard day’s work.  He has the ideas and the proven track record that I believe our next United States senator from Kentucky must have.

This bike ride is allowing me to get out and meet people all across the state.  What’s surprised me most about this ride is how many people have personally met Dr. Dan.  What doesn’t surprise is that those who have met him know that he will be a fighter for them – whether they be the restaurant owners in Paducah or the farming families in Central Kentucky.  Dr. Dan will work everyday for us regular folks – so I consider it an honor to be working hard to bike across the state to help spread his message one person at a time.

You can keep up with me on my ride at www.facebook.com/milesformongiardo.  I plan on finishing my ride in Ashland on May 9.

Joe Bowen

Stanton, Ky.