Conway releases campaign ad attacking Bevin on taxes; Bevin's wife defends in latest ad

10/13/2015 02:49 PM

The campaigns of Democratic candidate Jack Conway and Republican candidate Matt Bevin have released new campaign ads this week.

Conway’s campaign continues to hammer Bevin over his taxes and refusal to release his tax returns in their latest ad. Bevin’s campaign is seeking to defend against the ads from the Conway campaign and outside groups by introducing Glenna Bevin, the candidate’s wife, to the mix.

“These attack ads are wrong,” Glenna Bevin says in the ad. “They’re misleading; they’re false, and for Jack Conway to spend millions of dollars bashing my husband, that should tell you everything you need to know.”

The ad, released Monday on broadcast, cable, and satellite television seeks to define Bevin as an outsider who wants to lead Kentucky in a different direction.

Meanwhile, Conway’s campaign released a new ad on Tuesday with a continued effort to highlight Bevin’s refusal to release his tax returns.

“You’ve heard how Matt Bevin has a history of not paying taxes. Now Bevin is in trouble for failing to release his taxes,” an announcer says in Conway’s ad, before launching into an account that Bevin supported the Wall Street Bailout.

The latest Bluegrass Poll found that 67 percent of voters say Bevin should release his returns before the election, and 15 percent say he should wait, according to the Courier Journal

The bailout line comes straight from the campaign of U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign after finding that Bevin accepted a $100,000 grant from the state of Connecticut to rebuild Bevin Brothers Manufacturing after it was destroyed in a fire.

Conway’s commercial is also running statewide on broadcast, cable and satellite.

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@twcnews.com.

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