President Obama co-stars in latest pro-Comer super PAC ad
04/29/2015 10:35 AM
Kentuckians for Growth, Opportunity and Prosperity has rolled out a new television ad boosting Republican gubernatorial candidate James Comer’s profile against a familiar Democratic foe less than three weeks before GOP voters hit the polls.
President Barack Obama has a co-starring role in the 30-second KGOP spot, which is airing in the Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green and Hazard broadcast markets per Federal Communications Commission filings.
An official with KGOP — a super political action committee backing Comer’s gubernatorial bid that has raised $754,500 and spent more than $620,000, according to its 32-day pre-primary report to the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance — did not return a call seeking comment Wednesday.
The ad starts with images of the president, who is particularly unpopular in Kentucky, in mock newspaper front pages while a narrator talks about the Affordable Care Act, economy and “war on coal.”
“Obama’s term is almost over, but his job-killing policies aren’t,” a female narrator says in the ad. “We need a proven, effective leader as governor: James Comer.”
The ad, which also notes the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s legal battle to have seized hemp seeds released from federal custody, can be viewed here:
This marks the second KGOP television ad of the primary election cycle and comes days after a 501(c )(4) group supporting former Louisville Metro Councilman Hal Heiner, Citizens for a Sound Government, began airing its second TV spot assailing Comer’s vote to boost legislative pensions in 2005.
Heiner and Comer, Kentucky’s agriculture commissioner, are seeking the Republican gubernatorial nomination in a field that includes Louisville investment manager Matt Bevin and former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott.
Below the Fold
Westerfield sends letter asking for state agencies to collect data on disproportionate minority contact
Subscribe and get the latest political intelligence delivered to your inbox.