David Williams embarks on bid to catch up to Gov. Beshear on the road and in the polls

10/24/2011 06:33 PM

LOUISVILLE — The campaign for David Williams might not have the money for TV ads at the moment but the Republican candidate for governor said that won’t stop him from telling voters personally why they should reject the status quo.

Williams launched his statewide bus tour in Louisville on Monday morning with his wife, Robyn, running mate Richie Farmer and Republican candidate for state treasurer, K.C. Crosbie at Williams’ side.

But Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has a head start on Williams — in the polls and on the road. Williams’ tour starts a week after the entire Democratic slate kicked off a bus tour of their own.

Williams also isn’t even the first Kentucky Republican to take to the road. Republican candidate for attorney general candidate P’Pool and GOP agriculture commissioner candidate James Comer finished a four-day “Coal and Corn Tour” on Saturday.

Williams is using the tour to promote his plan to change the tax code as a way to lure businesses — and thus, jobs — to Kentucky. He also told supporters in Louisville Monday that he’ll close the gap on Beshear in the final two weeks of the election.

You can see Pure Politics’ take on Williams new tour, in contrast with the Democrats kick off a weekend ago.

-Reporting and video production by Kenny Colston


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