Jim Gray focuses on trade in television ad released over weekend

09/22/2016 05:33 PM

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jim Gray’s campaign is focusing on trade in a new television spot released last weekend.

The 30-second ad is part biographical, part issue-based. Gray briefly discusses his background in his family’s construction business, Gray Construction, before transitioning into his views on trade.

“I’ve seen enough of these trade agreements to know they help big business more than American workers,” Grays says in the spot. “I believe in fair trade, not bad trade. We need to level the playing field – stop giving tax breaks to companies that send jobs overseas.”

The spot began airing in the Louisville broadcast and cable markets over the weekend, according to the campaign, and can be viewed here:

Gray’s ad doesn’t mention his opponent, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, whose campaign hit the Democrat for his support of President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

“Mayor Gray can talk all he wants, but it doesn’t change the fact that he’s a loyal supporter of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, who not only have waged war on Kentucky jobs, but promote TPA and bad trade deals,” Paul campaign spokeswoman Kelsey Cooper said in a statement. “Kentuckians have had enough of their war on our livelihoods, which is why they will send Dr. Rand Paul, a true defender of Kentucky, back to the Senate.”

Kevin Wheatley

Kevin Wheatley is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers Kentucky politics and all the goings-on at the State Capitol. Kevin was born and raised in Frankfort so he grew up around politics and has always had the drive to follow the political process and hold lawmakers accountable. Before joining Spectrum News Kevin covered government and politics for The State Journal in Frankfort. You can watch Kevin’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. You can reach him at kevin.wheatley@charter.com or 502-792-1135.

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