McGarvey airing TV ad in race for Democratic primary in 19th Senate District

05/17/2012 10:22 AM

With less than a week to go before the May 22nd primary the top-funded candidate for the 19th District state Senate has launched a TV ad airing in the Louisville broadcast and cable TV markets.

The spot for Morgan McGarvey touches on the main themes he’s been using on the campaign trail: that he is a father and husband and highlights the big-name endorsements he’s received.

The ad started running this week on cable and local Louisville affiliate stations and prominently features the endorsement of the Courier-Journal, which picked McGarvey as the top choice in the four-candidate Democratic primary.

After raising more than $140,000, McGarvey has been the only candidate to run an ad in the race.

The 19th state Senate District is one of the most competitive primaries this election. With no Republican in the race, the winner of the May 22 Democratic primary is all but assured of being the next Senator.

McGarvey University of Louisville lawyer Amy Shoemaker , environmental engineer Sarah Lynn Cunningham and golf pro Gary Demling all have been featured on Pure Politics over the last week.

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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