In competitive Louisville race, Hunt says Deweese has been in Frankfort too long

10/09/2014 01:19 PM

Democratic candidate Gretchen Hunt is introducing herself and her family to the voters of the 48th House District with a new ad saying incumbent state Rep. Bob DeWeese, R-Louisville, has been in Frankfort too long.

Hunt told Pure Politics while her campaign has knocked on over 11,000 doors in the district; she wanted to put the ad out to reach as many voters as possible going into the election.

The ad, produced by newSouth Strategies, began running in the Louisville media market Wednesday and is the first for Hunt in the campaign. Hunt said for now, the ad is scheduled to run for two weeks.

In the 30 second spot, Hunt tells the voters of the area about her background including the fact that she grew up in the district while also adding information about her work and family life.

Hunt, looking directly into the camera, then says Rep. DeWeese has been in Frankfort too long and it is time for a change.

“My opponent has been in Frankfort 22 years. We have changed a lot since then, but he hasn’t,” Hunt says in the ad. “I’m Gretchen Hunt and I am running for state Representative because it’s time we had a new leader for a new east end.”

DeWeese, who began serving in the House in 1993 and is now a member of Republican House leadership, did not have a comment on the ad.

On the Democratic side, most members of the leadership caucus have been serving in the House longer than DeWeese including House Majority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins, Speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark and House Speaker Greg Stumbo who served in the chamber from 1980 to 2004 before leaving to serve as attorney general and then returning to the House in 2008.

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