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 reporter for Pure Politics. He joined cn|2 in September 2014 after five years at The State Journal in Frankfort, where he covered Kentucky government and politics. You can reach him at kevin.wheatley@charter.com or 502-792-1135 and follow him on Twitter at @KWheatley_cn2.

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