Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jim Gray drops first campaign ad

04/22/2016 12:37 PM

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jim Gray is launching his first television buy of the 2016 campaign with an ad highlighting his business sense.

The Lexington mayor’s first ad is entitled “American Dream” and promotes the growth of Gray Construction after the candidate’s involvement with the family enterprise.

“We grew Gray Construction from a million dollar business to over a billion dollar in sales a year,” Gray says in the ad, which is running on cable and broadcast across Kentucky.

The campaign’s spokeswoman, Cathy Lindsey, said Gray’s experience as a businessman will help in bringing “proven Kentucky commonsense to the Senate and finally give working families a voice in Washington.”

Gray faces five others in the campaign for the Democratic nomination after Owensboro resident Grant Short dropped out of the race, according to The Owensboro Messenger-Enquirer.

Even though Gray is in the midst of a six-person primary, his campaign is already focusing on Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Bowling Green.

Gray’s campaign claims Paul is struggling to “regain traction in the state he was elected to represent but abandoned to pursue his own Presidential ambition.”

Nick Storm

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