According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, Shawn Reilly, Executive Director of Progress Kentucky and one of two left wing activists alleged by Jacob Conway to have made the surreptitious recording of aides to Senator Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), was a delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention representing Kentucky’s 3rd Congressional District.
Mr. Reilly tweeted photographs of himself while at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina in September 2012. One photograph showed him in a CNN screenshot, while the other showed him attired in NASCAR gear while visiting the Charlotte Motor Speedway with other Kentucky delegates.
In December 2011, Reilly filed papers indicating his intent to run for the 2012 Democratic nomination for the open 19th District seat in the Kentucky State Senate. He ultimately withdrew from the contest prior to the primary.