Conway campaign releases series of ads highlighting Matt Bevin "In his own words"

09/23/2015 12:48 PM

The campaign of Democratic candidate for governor Jack Conway is releasing a series of six ads highlighting Republican opponent Matt Bevin’s contradictory statements on a handful of issues.

The campaign is running the :15 second ads which all feature opposing statements made by Bevin to Kentucky reporters and at speaking engagements during his runs for governor and U.S. Senate.

The ads, which can be viewed by clicking the links, cover issues such as: education, farmers, healthcare, taxes, his resume, and the infamous cockfighting story from his U.S. Senate race.

All of the ads end with an on-screen graphic quoting the campaign of U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, in 2014, calling Bevin a “pathological liar.”

The ads began airing on cable and satellite markets across the state on Tuesday, according to a press release from the Conway campaign.

Bevin’s communications director Jessica Ditto told Pure Politics that the ads are a reflection of Democrats pulling out all the stops to defeat Bevin.

“Democrats have abandoned trying to sell liberal Jack Conway and have put all of their resources into trying to tear down Matt Bevin,” Ditto said in a statement sent to Pure Politics. “But Kentucky voters want an outsider businessman who will come in and shake up Frankfort, not a political insider who will make our problems worse. Twisting words out of context is an insult to voters.”

Conway will face Bevin and Independent candidate Drew Curtis in the Nov. 3 election.

About Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics, 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 the connection between the high profile Steubenville, Ohio rape and a Kentucky hacker whose push for further investigation could put him in federal prison. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Follow Nick on Twitter @NickStorm_cn2. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or



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