RGA back on the air in Kentucky governor’s race

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Republican Governors Association has purchased more than $1 million worth of ads in the final two weeks of Kentucky’s competitive governor’s race.

The RGA pulled out of Kentucky last month. At the time it was a blow to Republican nominee Matt Bevin, who has run a mostly self-financed campaign. Democratic nominee Jack Conway has $1.6 million more than Bevin, according to the latest financial disclosures.

But the RGA says its new ad buy features a 30 second TV ad that will run in seven markets across the state through election day. The ad compares Conway with president Barack Obama and blames their policies for higher health care costs.

Conway’s campaign responded with a new 30 second TV spot featuring his pledges to expand public preschool programs and cut taxes.


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