Kentucky Senate candidate Jack Conway (D) weighed in Wednesday on plans for an Islamic center and mosque to be built near Ground Zero in New York. 

Conway called the controversy over the project "an issue for New York primarily." But, he said, “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,” according to the Kentucky Times-Tribune.

Conway's comments come after declining to take a position on the project earlier in the week. 

While the campaign of Conway's Republican opponent Rand Paul has also called it a "local matter," the candidate himself told a local Kentucky TV station that he's opposed to the project being built near Ground Zero. He also suggested the Muslim community donate to the 9/11 memorial.