Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jack Conway is releasing a new television ad that features an endorsement from one of Kentucky's best-known Democrats -- former Sen. Wendell Ford.

The ad shows Ford's picture along with some other high-profile Democrats who are backing Conway, the state's attorney general.  Conway and Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo are waging a hard-fought campaign for the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat that Ford held for years.

In a release by the Conway campaign, Ford calls Conway the best candidate for Kentucky.

The Senate seat has been held for twelve years by Republican Jim Bunning, who succeeded Ford after the long-time Democratic senator retired. Bunning is now retiring after two terms.