Todd P'Pool's third TV ad attacks Obama, Jack Conway on EPA, health care

09/15/2011 05:49 PM

Republican Attorney General candidate Todd P’Pool will launch his third TV ad of the election cycle Friday that seeks to nationalize the race and tie his opponent, Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway, to President Barack Obama.

The 30-second ad starts by saying Democratic President Barack Obama is “destroying America” and says Conway has “done nothing” to stop Obama.

The first half of the ad links Conway to Obama in multiple ways before pivoting to P’Pool’s platform. It also touts P’Pool’s endorsement by Kentucky Right to Life.

This is the second straight ad in which P’Pool touts a campaign endorsement. P’Pool previously mentioned his endorsement by the Fraternal Order of Police in his second TV ad.

Conway has yet to air a TV or radio ad for his re-election campaign.

Conway’s campaign issued a statement dismissing the ad as resorting “to misinformation and scare tactics rather than the truth.”

“This isn’t much more than a digital press release to accompany another minuscule ad buy from our opponent,” the statement said. “In reality, Jack Conway stood up for Kentucky jobs when he sued the EPA. As Attorney General, he continues to fight for working families.”

Conway sued the EPA along with other attorneys general over carbon dioxide emission standards, which Conway said directly would affect the coal industry.

(Watch Pure Politics Friday for more about this latest ad in the attorney general’s race.)

-Reporting by Kenny Colston


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