Conway launches first ads of general election

07/07/2015 12:13 PM

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway is launching the first two spots of the general election cycle highlighting his successes in the office of Attorney General.

Conway launched two ads, one highlighting his western Kentucky roots, and both focused on cracking down against Medicaid fraud as Attorney General.

In a press release the Conway campaign said the ads will begin running on Tuesday as part of a “six-figure ad buy” in multiple media markets around the state.

Conway is running is a one-minute long introductory ad which features the candidate shaking hands and talking about the Conway family seed business in Morganfield.

“My family’s from Western Kentucky. They were in the seed business where your handshake was your bond. Those values have guided me as your Attorney General,” Conway says in the ad before launching into triumphs as Attorney General.

The ad follows a similar narrative from Conway’s 2007 run for Attorney General. In that race he also ran an ad titled “seeds” in which he highlighted his western Kentucky roots.

In the ads Conway also promoted his office’s crack down on Medicaid fraud.

Since 2008 the Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control has recovered or been awarded more than $260 million for the state and federal Medicaid programs, according to a March press release from the Office of Attorney General.

Conway also mentions that he “sued Obama to protect Kentucky coal and farms.”

As Attorney General, Conway sued the federal Environmental Protection Agency over carbon emission regulations, mercury and air toxin regulations and a recently finalized rule regulating waterways.

A second shorter ad is also running touting Conway’s two-terms as Attorney General and promoting his jobs plan.

“Making Kentucky a better place requires a real plan. A commitment to education so our children get the skills they need for the future,” Conway says in the ad. “Let’s invest in Kentucky’s small businesses to help them create jobs. Because tax credits shouldn’t just go to the guys at the top.”

Conway rolled out in late June , but the plan was light on specifics for how he would fund some of the initiatives.

Conway faces Republican Louisville investment manager Matt Bevin in the general 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 nicholas.storm@charter.com.

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