Beshear seeks to finish positive on TV by highlighting 'leadership' during disasters

10/31/2011 10:14 AM

The first 16 months of Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration saw the most historic two power outages in Kentucky history thanks to a September 2008 wind storm and a January 2009 ice storm.

Beshear is highlighting his response to those crises — as well as numerous floods and a May 2010 tornado — in it’s latest campaign ad.

The ad, called “Leadership,” starts with clips from television news stories of Beshear responding to areas affected by natural disasters, including flooding that occurred in Western and Eastern Kentucky earlier this year.

The ad says that Kentucky has benefited from Beshear’s “steady hand” during these crises and that Beshear is “calm in the face of adversity.”

It ends with Beshear’s campaign motto that he is “tested, trusted and tough.”

Beshear is running for re-election against Republican nominee David Williams and independent candidate Gatewood Galbraith on Nov. 8.

-Reporting by Kenny Colston

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