Matt Bevin releases new campaign ad touting military service, Christian values

10/02/2015 04:42 PM

With an ad titled “Fresh Start,” Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin begins to reintroduce himself to Kentucky voters.

Bevin’s latest campaign ad, officially his third of the general election, seeks to discredit the attacks from Democratic candidate Jack Conway and build up his outsider image.

“Bevin came from humble beginnings, served in the U.S. Army and started his own business,” a narrator says in the ad. “Now Bevin is running for Governor to improve education and create better jobs for Kentucky. That starts with cutting taxes, and saying “no” to Obama’s Washington.”

Bevin’s campaign says the ad is part of a seven figure buy across broadcast, cable and satellite.

“In stark contrast to the tactics being employed by Jack Conway and Kentucky Democrats, Matt Bevin is running a positive campaign, sharing his vision for Kentucky, and making the choice in this election very clear,” according to the Bevin campaign press release.

The ad is the first new spot to run from Bevin since the Republican Governors Association pulled their support of Bevin last week, according to a report by the Associated Press. The RGA spent $3 million in negative ads in support of Bevin in the race.

David Berstein, the spokesman for the Kentucky Democratic Party, said the “ad is just further proof why Republicans called Matt Bevin an ‘East Coast Con Man’ and a ‘Pathological Liar.’”

“The truth is that Bevin said early childhood education programs like Head Start ‘serve no purpose,’ his plan would spike taxes on hardworking Kentuckians, and he’s refused to be honest about everything from his positions on issues to his tax returns,”. Bergstein said in a statement about the ad. “No amount of misleading advertisements can distract Kentuckians from Bevin’s chronic, delusional dishonesty — which is why we cannot trust Bevin to serve as our governor.”

Bevin faces Conway and independent candidate Drew Curtis is the Nov. 3 election.

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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