Kentucky Democratic Senate hopeful Jack Conway will be a no-show at Vice President Joe Biden's visit to a Louisville manufacturing plant to promote the federal stimulus program.

Conway's campaign said Friday that the Louisville native has a scheduling conflict that will keep him from attending Monday's event at GE's Appliance Park. The campaign didn't specify what Conway will be doing during the time the Democratic vice president will be in Louisville.

Conway is running against Republican Rand Paul for the Senate seat.

Paul campaign manager Jesse Benton said Conway is trying to "run away" from his own party's leadership.

The White House says Biden will be in Louisville to talk about how stimulus spending is creating jobs.