Heiner touts ability to hold government accountable in two new ads

09/07/2010 12:23 PM

Republican Louisville mayoral candidate Hal Heiner is putting two new ads on the airwaves this week, including one featuring Rebecca Jackson, the former Republican Jefferson County judge-executive.

cn|2 Politics discovered Heiner’s purchase of air time between Wednesday and Sept. 19, and the Heiner campaign confirmed the commercials.

The ads, which are both 30 seconds long, highlight Heiner’s push to put Louisville Metro Government’s expenditures online, a key platform. One ad features a female announcer’s voice and ends with Heiner making a pledge to keep Metro Government “accountable.” He adds that “open and honest government has been my priority and always will be.”

The second ad has the same message but features Jackson as the narrator. Jackson, a former Republican gubernatorial candidate and the last judge-executive before the county and city merged, ┬ácalls Heiner a “leader that’s always been on our side.”

The ads are scheduled to run over the next two weeks as part of a $20,000 buy on cable, according to ad purchase records. Heiner and Democratic opponent Greg Fischer started running ads for the general election two weeks ago.

- Kenny Colston


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