Ky. Democratic Party focuses in on Matt Bevin's temper in latest web ad

09/15/2015 05:00 AM

The Kentucky Democratic Party is keeping the heat on Republican candidate for governor Matt Bevin with a new web ad focused on the GOP nominees temper.

The ad titled, “Temperament” is being released on the same day Bevin will face off against Democratic opponent Jack Conway and Independent Drew Curtis in a live televised debate put on by WHAS-TV, WLKY-TV, the Lexington Herald Leader and Louisville Courier-Journal.

Bevin has previously sparred with many of the journalists who will be asking Bevin questions in Tuesday night’s debate at Belleramine University.

The nearly minute long ad from the Democratic Party features clips of Bevin bristling at questions from reporters as “The West Side Story” song, “I feel Pretty,” plays in the background.

In a statement Patrick Hughes, chairman of the Kentucky Democratic Party, called into question Bevin’s ability to lead the 4.4 million residents of the state.

“Whether Matt Bevin is lying, snapping, whining or refusing to answer questions, it’s clear that he lacks the temperament and judgement to serve as Kentucky’s next governor,” Hughes said in a statement. “Bevin himself said it best: his refusal to come clean with Kentuckians about his positions is a sign of ‘arrogance’ and ‘desperation’ — and it’s all the more proof that Kentuckians cannot trust an ‘East Coast Con Man’ like Bevin to lead Kentucky.”

About Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics, 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 the connection between the high profile Steubenville, Ohio rape and a Kentucky hacker whose push for further investigation could put him in federal prison. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Follow Nick on Twitter @NickStorm_cn2. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or nicholas.storm@twcnews.com.

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