Jensen bashes inaction of Congress and attacks Barr on opposition to ACA and minimum wage increase

09/09/2014 01:36 PM

Sticking to her theme on women’s issues 6th District Democratic challenger Elisabeth Jensen launched a second television spot in her bid to unseat Republican first term U.S. Rep. Andy Barr.

The ad features moms with their kids around the house with Jensen’s voice saying “Kentucky Moms get more done by noon than Congress gets done in a week.”

Jensen goes on in the ad to attack Barr for opposing the minimum wage and his opposition to the Affordable Care Act.

The ad wraps with Jensen, hands on hips, asking Kentucky women to join her campaign.

Along with her previous television spot Jensen’s campaign says they’re spending six-figures on the advertisements. The latest ad began airing Monday night on broadcast and cable throughout the district.

Jensen has been holding “Kentucky Mom Caucus” listening sessions across the district during the campaign — something she says she will continue if elected.

Barr’s campaign spokesman Blake Brickman responded to the ad calling it “another desperate attempt to distort Andy’s record.”

“There is no question that Andy supports equal pay for women and wants them to be in control of their own healthcare decisions – decisions that Obamacare takes away. Andy supports real solutions that will improve our nation’s workforce development system and help put women and men back to work in better paying jobs,” Brickman said.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or


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