Comer turns to UK basketball to make his case for GOP gubernatorial nomination

03/11/2015 05:54 PM

In his second ad of the 2015 campaign season James Comer is pointing to the number one ranked University of Kentucky Wildcats as an illustration of what Kentucky can achieve.

Comer points to the poor rankings the state faces and says instead of accepting the rankings state government can learn from Kentucky basketballs teams.

“Instead of being forty-six or forty-seven in the nation, we should strive to be number one, just like our basketball teams.”

In the ad Comer says state government can do more with less, and work to improve the business climate in the commonwealth.

Pointing to the Department of Agriculture, where Comer has served his first term, he says the state can go “from worst to first.”

As he pointed to in his first ad Comer points out the closing of Richie Farmer’s fuel lab at the KDA, and the outsourcing of testing to private businesses. The outsourcing and closure of the lab saved taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, which the ad references.

The ad will begin airing on Thursday replacing the existing ad which had been running in the Lexington and Bowling Green cable markets. The Comer campaign told Pure Politics the ad will begin running statewide next week on cable and on local affiliate stations in Lexington and Bowling Green.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or


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