Democrats lead GOP in Kentucky TV ad spending

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Democrats appear to be winning the TV ad war in Kentucky with less than two weeks left until the general election.

Democratic candidates and the outside groups that support them have outspent their Republican counterparts by $2.3 million on TV ads, according to an analysis by the Center for Public Integrity. That means Kentucky voters have seen more than 18,500 Democratic ads compared to just under 12,000 Republican ads.

Leading the way is Democratic nominee for governor Jack Conway, who has spent more than $3 million so far compared to $1.48 million for Republican nominee Matt Bevin.

The data includes ads aired through Tuesday. It doesn’t include radio, online or direct mail ads or TV ads aired on local cable systems. The estimates also don’t include production costs.


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