Jim Gray goes on TV with his first ads of Congressional campaign

04/02/2018 08:39 PM

LEXINGTON — Lexington Mayor Jim Gray has launched his first television ad buy of the 6th District Congressional campaign with two sopots, joining former Marine Corps fighter pilot Amy McGrath who first went on air during the NCAA tournament.

The Democratic candidate for Congress launched two television advertisements for his campaign on Monday, nearly two-months before the Democratic primary election in the contested primary race to take on incumbent U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Lexington.

One of the ads titled: Grayisms features a familiar line from his campaign stops, and interviews.

“God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason — to listen twice as much as we talk,” Gray says in the ad.

The television spot which serves as an introductory ad to a district which is already familiar with the candidate continues, saying Gray doesn’t speak Washington “thank goodness.”

The second ad, also launched on Monday, is called “pothole” and focuses on the things that unite one another, like potholes — a bipartisan problem.

“If we really want healthcare in every zip code. Or health care you can actually afford… we better put party aside, and do waht’s right for Kentucky for a change,” he says in the ad.

Gray faces McGrath, state Sen. Reggie Thomas , Theodore Green, Daniel Kemph, and Geoff Young who are all vying for the Democratic nomination on May 22. Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Andy Barr is seeking to hold his seat, and has been buoyed by recent visits from Vice President Mike Pence.

This race is one of the top races to watch in 2018.

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 nicholas.storm@charter.com.



  • Heza Putz wrote on April 02, 2018 10:51 PM :

    When I was a little boy we used to put turtles on top of fence posts, but first we would paint this on their shells…a go# dam#ed Democrat put me up here. Like my good ol pappy used to say…Son, no matter where you go, there you are.

  • Geoff Young for Congress wrote on April 03, 2018 08:18 AM :

    Mayor Jim Gray (D-Lexington’s Torturer-In-Chief) just wants to be liked. He would have zero chance against Andy Barr (R-al Qaeda) even if I didn’t exist. Even if I weren’t running against Crooked Jim (D-Neocon), he would lose to Andy Barr in November, 2018 as badly as he lost to Rand Paul ® in 2016. With all my experience running against Establishment Democrats in 2014, 2015 and 2016, I can spot a certain loser a mile away & a year in advance, and Crooked Jim is a CERTAIN LOSER against Barr or any other Repub.

    Why? Because the US is getting very close to starting a nuclear war that will kill everyone on earth, and Crooked Jim can’t bring himself to talk about anything more serious than POTHOLES & turtles on fence posts in order to make himself likable. Crooked Jim’s career in politics will end this year – guaranteed. You can’t campaign if you’re sitting in federal prison for conspiracy to commit felony election fraud against a fellow Democrat, Geoff Young.

    I promise to visit Crooked Jim, Crooked Reggie, and Crooked Amy in prison.

    Geoff Young (D): Kentucky “Democratic” Party Can’t Stop Rigging Primaries

    Please contact U.S. Attorney Robert M. Duncan, Jr. at the Lexington Main Phone Number: (859) 233-2661 – and leave a message asking him to indict 122 powerful “Democrats” for ongoing election fraud. He has the authority to do it, based on the information I mailed to him. If the month of April goes by with no indictments, I am going to demand the immediate arrest of these 122 crooked “Democrats” by federal marshals.

    Media Release – For Immediate Release – March 30, 2018 – Lexington, KY

    On 3/22/18, the Kentucky “Democratic” Party and/or the “Democratic” Woman’s Club of Kentucky called the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office to send an officer to remove me from the club’s annual meeting. The location was the “Democratic” Party Headquarters building on Democrat Drive.

    During a break in the meeting, Deputy Sheriff James Stepp walked up to me. I was sitting at a table in the back of the room minding my own business. He asked me to come outside, and our conversation is summarized on pp. 25-27 of the following document, which I mailed to U.S. Attorney Rob Duncan yesterday (March 29, 2018):


    The 69-page document is titled, “Official, Notarized Criminal Complaint Against Certain Powerful Democrats for Ongoing Election Fraud and Violations of Geoff Young’s Constitutional Rights (Federal and Kentucky) – Updated.” I mailed Version 1 to the two U.S. Attorneys for Kentucky and the FBI in Louisville on 2/22/18. I’m asking them to indict 122 powerful Kentucky Democrats, including the following people and organizations:

    1. Ben Self, Current Chairperson of the Kentucky “Democratic” Party
    2. Sannie Overly, former Chair of the KDP from 1/30/16 to 11/11/17
    3. Patrick Hughes, former Chair of the KDP from 2/6/15 to 1/30/16
    4. Dan Logsdon, former Chair of the KDP from 2010 to 2/6/15
    5. Mary Nishimuta, Executive Director of the KDP
    6. Charlotte Flanery
    7. Ronnie Bastin
    8. Mark Barnard
    9. Reggie Thomas
    10. Amy McGrath
    11. Jim Gray
    12. Adam Edelen
    13. Jack Conway, former Attorney General of Kentucky
    14. Steve Beshear, former Governor of Kentucky
    15. Attorney General Andy Beshear
    16. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes
    17. The Kentucky Young Democrats and whoever was Chairperson on 8/26/17
    18. The College Democrats of Kentucky and whoever was Chairperson on 8/26/17
    19. George Russell, Franklin Co. Chairperson and member of State Board of Elections
    20. Albert B, Chandler III, member of State Board of Elections
    21. Donald W. Blevins, member of State Board of Elections
    22. Maryellen Allen, former Executive Director of the State Board of Elections
    23. Greg Copley, Attorney General’s Office
    24. Barbara Whaley, retired from Attorney General’s Office
    25. Shawna Kincer, Attorney General’s Office
    26. Jon Salomon, Esq.
    27. Adam K. Neel, Esq.
    28. Kristin E. McCall, Esq.
    29. Mark Guilfoyle, Esq.
    30. Jennifer A. Moore, Esq.
    31. Abigale Rhodes Green, Esq.
    32. Bailey Roese, Esq.
    33. Christie A. Moore, Esq.
    34. Matt James, Assistant Attorney General
    35. Estelle Bayer, member of the Democratic Woman’s Club of Kentucky
    36. Clint Morris, Chairperson of the Fayette County “Democratic” Party

    51. Donna Moore Campbell

    56. Angela Evans
    57. Chris Ford
    58. Denise Gray

    60. Josh Hicks

    67. Bob McNulty
    68. Josh Mers

    77. Alayne White

    93. Kathy Hinkle and the Democratic Woman’s Club of Kentucky

    The State Central Executive Committee of the KDP and all of its voting members.

    Young also has a federal lawsuit pending against the KDP and FCDP for election fraud, which is now before the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. Young stated: “This criminal conspiracy has been continuing to violate my freedom of speech, the KDP Bylaws, and Kentucky election laws, even while my civil lawsuit is still pending against them. They don’t seem to pay any attention to election fraud, the rights of Democratic voters to participate in fair elections, or the rule of law.”

    For more details or to arrange an interview, please contact:

    Geoff Young for Congress
    (859) 278-4966
    Campaign web site: www.young4ky.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/geoffrey.m.young.9
    Email: energetic@windstream.net

What do you have to say?


Subscribe to email updates.

Subscribe and get the latest political intelligence delivered to your inbox.