Ag Commish candidate James Comer's TV ads focus on farming background, Farmer's jokes
10/27/2011 01:00 PM
Republican Agriculture Commissioner candidate James Comer is taking his two-pronged campaign message and putting it on the airwaves starting today.
On the campaign trail, Comer likes to tout his past and present as a farmer from Tompkinsville and as a state representative. And he also frequently criticizes his opponent, Democratic candidate Bob Farmer, for Farmer’s agriculture inexperience and his comedy routine. From an act recorded a decade ago, Farmer joked about eastern Kentuckians. And Comer’s commercial includes two of those jokes.
The ad’s narrator says “despite his name, Bob Farmer is not a farmer at all. He is a comedian.”
In “Values,” Comer narrates the ad and once again brings up the “who’s a farmer debate.”
The ad says Comer will “expand markets for farmers to create more jobs,” and mentions his endorsement by the Louisville Courier-Journal.
-Reporting by Kenny Colston
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