Republican businesswoman and former client stumps for Andy Beshear in latest campaign ad

09/28/2015 09:45 AM

UPDATED: Democratic candidate for attorney general Andy Beshear is continuing a major statewide advertising campaign with a commercial featuring a Republican businesswoman and former client singing his praises.

Debby Mobley, the co-owner of Truck America Training in Shepherdsville, which had been awarded $11.4 million by a Bullitt County jury in August 2012, said Beshear led her legal team in a suit against the city of Hillview.

“He took on City Hall — and won,” Mobley said in the ad.

“As Attorney General, I know he’ll fight President Obama’s EPA regulations that threaten Kentucky’s coal industry,” Mobley continued. “Andy’s commitment to justice made all the difference for me. I’m a Republican and I’m glad Andy’s on my side.”

Beshear, an attorney with Stites & Harbison in Louisville, said in a statement that the campaign “is about Kentucky values and who will best protect and represent Kentucky families.”

“I was proud to stand alongside Debby and her small business to make sure they got the justice they deserved,” Beshear said. “Kentuckians need an Attorney General who is battle tested, respected by his peers, and has the skills to take on the most complex cases. I will use my experience to work tirelessly for Kentucky families.”

In a statement Andy Hightower, the spokesperson for Republican attorney general candidate Whitney Westerfield, said “What Andy Beshear and his big-dollar donor don’t want Kentuckians to know is that he bankrupted a small Kentucky town and tried to force them to raise taxes to pay the bill.

“Andy Beshear may think earning millions in attorney’s fees while bankrupting a small Kentucky city makes good television, but he continues to hide his other clients and the truth from the voters, telling us only that he’ll be ‘just like his dad’,” Hightower said in a statement. “Governor Beshear was recently exposed working with liberal interest groups to help promote the EPA’s anti-coal rules while telling Kentuckians he was against them. Kentuckians everywhere should be concerned Andy will be, in fact, just like his dad – telling us one thing while secretly working with interest groups to do the opposite.”

Beshear, the son of Gov. Steve Beshear, has booked more than $1 million in television advertising through the end of the campaign.

Beshear faces Republican attorney general candidate Whitney Westerfield in the Nov. 3 election.


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