New P'Pool commercial invokes "Aqua Buddha" as it blames Conway for attack ads

10/19/2011 07:23 PM

Republican candidate for attorney general Todd P’Pool is returning to the airwaves with a commercial that blames his opponent, Attorney General Jack Conway, for attack ads of outside group.

Called “Jack,” the ad criticizes Conway, a Democrat, and “his liberal allies” and accuses them of lying about P’Pool in a recent commercial.

The commercial referenced was paid for by an outside group called the Bluegrass Committee for Justice and Fairness, which is funded by the Democratic Attorneys General Association, according to its campaign finance report.

In the ad, a narrator reminds voters of the “Aqua Buddha” ad Conway ran last year in his race against U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and attempts to link that ad to the new“ads”: attacking P’Pool.

“After attacking Senator Paul and embarrassing Kentucky nationally, now they lie about another good man,” the narrator says.

The ad, shown below, is airing statewide starting Thursday.

Speaking about his ad, P’Pool told Pure Politics after a stop on his statewide campaign tour that the reason why Democrats are attacking his character is because they are afraid to talk issues in the race.

That’s also a criticism Conway levels at P’Pool, when the Republican mentions federal issues in speeches.

P’Pool also said despite what appears to be a 4-to-1 fundraising advantage for Conway down the campaign stretch, he’ll have enough funds to match his opponent’s campaign ads.

-Reporting and video production by Kenny Colston


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