Williams-Farmer's new ad puts Farmer in the front court to take shots at Beshear

10/31/2011 08:33 AM

Richie Farmer, the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor who has had a much lower profile than his running mate this fall, makes the argument against Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear in the Republican ticket’s latest TV ad.

The new 30-second spot starts with a narrator linking Beshear to President Barack Obama.

“Steve Beshear teamed up with Barack Obama despite his plan to destroy coal jobs,” the narrator said.

It is unclear what the ad means by “teamed up” until Farmer comes on screen and says, “Can you believe that after endorsing Barack Obama, Steve Beshear has the nerve to ask for your vote?”

GOP candidate for governor David Williams has handled most of the duties as the public face for the Republican ticket in the race up to this point. Farmer, the commissioner of agriculture and former University of Kentucky basketball player, has played more of a side-kick role on the campaign trail.

Beshear has said he’ll support Obama in the 2012 election. But he has not seen eye-to-eye with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Beshear sued the agency over clean water rules affecting the permitting of coal mines.

The ad also repeatedly stresses how Williams and Farmer are pro-life.


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