GOP attorney general candidate Todd P'Pool to to air first ad Tuesday

08/15/2011 11:46 AM

The first TV ad from Republican candidate for attorney general Todd P’Pool touches on familiar themes from his stump speeches: faith, coal, his work as a prosecutor and his opposition to “Obamacare.”

The ad will begin airing Tuesday statewide, confirmed campaign manager David Ray.

In the spot, the narrator introduces P’Pool as a “man of faith” and ends by saying P’Pool promises to “protect Kentucky by fighting Obamacare.”

P’Pool has pledged that, if elected, he will join a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the the national health care reform law’s provision requiring individuals to have health insurance. P’Pool, who is serving in his second term as Hopkins County Attorney, has made that promise a staple of his stump speech.

The 30-second ad is the opening salvo in an attorney general’s race widely considered to be as closely watched as the Kentucky governor’s race. P’Pool is challenging Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway.

Conway enjoys a hefty advantage in name recognition as the incumbent, according to cn|2 Poll results in June. But Conway is coming off of a nearly 12-point loss in last year’s U.S. Senate race.


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