Matt Bevin goes on air with campaign closing spot denouncing negative ads against him

10/29/2015 12:25 PM

Republican candidate for governor Matt Bevin is closing out his campaign with a direct to camera television ad promoting his outsider image and going after Democratic candidate Jack Conway’s negative ads against him.

The ad, titled: “Vote” promotes Bevin as a “fresh start for Kentucky” and attempts to draw contrast with Conway, who is wrapping up his second term in office as Attorney General.

“Jack Conway is spending millions lying about me. It’s all he’s got,” Bevin says in the ad. “That’s because Conway is a career politician who supports Obama’s agenda.”

In the ad Bevin says he will “fight to improve education, increase jobs, repeal Common Core and cut taxes.”

Bevin also promotes his faith and service in the U.S. Army in the final ad which the campaign says is running across the state with a buy totaling close to $500,000.

According to Politico, Bevin has added $375,000 to his ad buy for the final week of the race.

“The new buy means the GOP will outspend Democrats in the final days of the race, $1.4 million to $1.2 million, the first time in months Republicans are outspending Democrats in Kentucky,” the report says.

Conway’s campaign spokesman Daniel Kemp called the ad “desperate” in a statement sent to Pure Politics.

“No amount of late, desperate ads will distract voters from the fact that even Republicans have labeled Matt Bevin an ‘East Coast Con Man’ and a ‘Pathological Liar,’ because Bevin has lied about everything from his positions on critical issues to his failure to pay his taxes — and he continues to prove that he doesn’t have the temperament to lead as our next governor,” Kemp said.

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



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