Bevin seeks to redefine himself using his kids in first campaign TV ad

04/02/2015 01:15 PM

On the heels of introductory radio ads GOP gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin is seeking to redefine himself to voters on television using his wife and kids.

Bevin, a Louisville investment manager, was defined early in his 2014 primary campaign against U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky. McConnell and pro-McConnell PACs sought to define Bevin as an untrustworthy and a tax delinquent out of state business owner in the campaign.

In the 2014 U.S. Senate primary race, McConnell defeated Bevin who still garnered 36 percent of the vote, which Bevin is counting on to turn out again on May 19 as he takes on three other GOP contenders in the primary for the open governor’s mansion.

Now, it seems Bevin is seeking to rewrite that biography as trustworthy, conservative and a family man — all with the help of his wife, kids and the family dog.

Bevin’s campaign said the 30 second spot will air on broadcast TV in the Louisville, Lexington, Cincinnati, and Bowling Green Markets, and on Broadcast TV in South Eastern Kentucky, as well as statewide on cable networks and satellite.

Bevin faces Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, former Louisville Metro Council member Hal Heiner and former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott in the May 19 primary.

About Nick Storm

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