Beshear campaign's latest ad shifts criticism to Terry Stephens' funding of "shadowy group"

10/28/2011 10:52 AM

The campaign of Gov. Steve Beshear is putting its TV ad spotlight on the man behind $2 million in TV advertisements against the governor.

With a twist on an ad the campaign released last week, Beshear’s campaign calls out Terry Stephens for being the sole donor to Restoring America, an independent group attacking Beshear.

Stephens is the father-in-law of Republican gubernatorial nominee David Williams, the state Senate president.

The ad uses the same images as an earlier ad, called “Clear Violation” which was misleading in it’s way of describe how a legal battle with Restoring America unfolded. The new ad, titled “In Law” describes how Franklin Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wingate blocked Restoring America’s ads until Stephens unveiled himself as the group’s only donor.

The remainder of the ad once again blames Williams for blocking Beshear’s agenda of expanded casino gambling and raising the dropout age in Kentucky.

-Reporting by Kenny Colston


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