UPDATED:Williams launches two new radio ads, marking third straight week of new ads

04/14/2011 10:16 AM

Senate President David Williams is launching two new radio ads today, marking the third straight week the Republican gubernatorial hopeful has launched new ads either on TV or radio.

The ads will run on radio stations statewide, Williams’ campaign manager Scott Jennings told Pure Politics. He declined to say specifically where the ads would run and noted they may overlap with Williams’ first radio ad in some areas.

The two new ads come exactly two weeks after Williams’ first ad launch on radio and one week after Williams put his first ad on TV.

Jennings said he didn’t know how long the new ads would run.

The first ad focuses on job creation, noting high unemployment in Kentucky. The ad references Williams’ work in the legislature as Senate president and says Williams blocked $1 billion in new debt. It also takes a biographical tone and calls Williams a conservative leader.

The new radio ad mixes in some of the same quotes Williams used in his TV ad. You can see the radio ad focused on jobs below.

Jennings said the campaign would be focused on a few issues, one of those being the job climate in Kentucky. Jennings said Williams’ message didn’t relate to incumbent Gov. Steve Beshear, a Democrat, using his re-election campaign website to highlight economic announcements during his time as governor.

“Our message is directly related to our jobs in Kentucky,” Jennings said.

Jennings said Beshear has no agenda and claimed Beshear is “asleep at the wheel” when it comes to the economy, citing high unemployment and high debt. He said Kentucky needs a governor unafraid of change.

“If we don’t change, if we don’t reform, we’ll be an island,” Jennings said. “… Trapped in a poor economy for years to come.”

The second radio ad launching today will tout Williams’ recent endorsements by two Right to Life groups in Kentucky — the statewide and Northern Kentucky associations.

Jennings said the second ad will also run statewide and mention Williams’ pro-life stance and endorsements. You can see the second radio ad below.

One of Williams’ primary opponent’s, Louisville businessman Phil Moffett, also was endorsed by the Northern Kentucky Right to Life Association.

So far, none of Williams’ primary opponents, Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw or Moffett have launched ads on TV or radio. Beshear launched a radio ad one week after Williams.

-Reporting by Kenny Colston


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