David Williams' new ad says he 'isn't playing too nice' in order to fight for Ky. jobs

09/21/2011 08:24 AM

Republican gubernatorial challenger David Williams is embracing his reputation of not “playing nice” as part of his newest ad that also highlights job creation in neighboring states as reason to change administrations in Frankfort.

The ad, which the campaign released today, uses two actors at a diner counter. One man holds a newspaper and reads to his friend about how “this Williams fellow isn’t playing too nice up in Frankfort.”

He then goes on to list some of Williams’ key platform points, such as tax reform and “standing up to (President) Obama.”

The man next to him, who is wearing a University of Kentucky Wildcats hat, responds by talking about how Kentucky has lost jobs to surrounding states, including Tennessee, Ohio and Indiana.

Williams is spending $3,780 in Lexington and $5,730 in Northern Kentucky for one week to run the ad, according to the public ad files.

Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear, who is running for re-election, also released a new ad this week that strongly criticizes Williams.

Beshear and Williams are joined by independent candidate Gatewood Galbraith for the November election.

-Reporting by Kenny Colston


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