Kentucky: Conway’s First Senate Ad Targets Republicans

Posted March 3, 2010 at 6:29pm

With less than three months to go before the Kentucky primary, state Attorney General Jack Conway released the first television ad of his Senate campaign Wednesday. In it, he targets Republican candidates in the race rather than his Democratic primary opponent, Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo.

In the ad, Conway criticizes Secretary of State Trey Grayson and eye surgeon Rand Paul for supporting the weeklong blockade of an unemployment benefits and highway funds bill by Sen. Jim Bunning (R).

“Jim Bunning used to be a great pitcher,” Conway says in the new ad, which is appearing on broadcast stations in the Lexington and Louisville media markets.

“Now he’s throwing high and wild, hitting working families where it hurts, stopping unemployment benefits in a recession. And Rand Paul and Trey Grayson, they are shamefully cheering him on.”

Grayson was out with his own new ad Wednesday, telling voters that he reduced spending in the secretary of state’s office and identifying reducing the national debt as one of his goals if elected.

“Fixing Washington starts with cutting spending,” Grayson says in the ad.