Yarmuth starts TV ad campaign with a rerun from 2008

09/20/2010 06:44 PM

Democratic U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth of Louisville is re-releasing an ad from his 2008 re-election bid to be his first ad in the 2010 election cycle, Gil Reyes, a spokesman for the Yarmuth campaign told cn|2 Politics on Monday.

The ad, featuring an disabled Navy veteran, speaks about Yarmuth’s votes on veterans issues, including passage the second G.I. bill in 2008.

The ad was updated to include more recent facts about Yarmuth, Reyes said. The commercial is expected to run for a week on all the networks in Louisville, Reyes said.

Yarmuth, who is running for his second re-election bid to serve Kentucky’s 3rd Congressional District, is facing a challenge from a current Kentucky National Guardsman in Republican Todd Lally. Lally has previously held a forum for veterans about a proposed move of Louisville’s Veteran’s Affairs hospital being moved downtown.

Lally has yet to run a campaign ad during the general election cycle.

Two others, Libertarian Party candidate Ed Martin and independent Michael Hansen, also have filed for the race.

-Reporting by Kenny Colston

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