Williams Launches Second TV Ad

After going over a month without running any television ads, Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams released his second commercial Tuesday. The spot entitled “Better” takes swipes at Democratic Governor Steve Beshear for job losses and pledges Williams will stand up to President Obama and other “Washington liberals.” The ad also cites an online newsletter that […]

PPP Survey Shows Beshear With Crushing Lead Over Williams

A new poll shows Democratic Governor Steve Beshear pummeling Republican opponent David Williams in the 2011 gubernatorial race and raises questions if the growing lead is having a negative affect on the rest of the GOP ticket. But the Williams campaign says the GOP nominee is gaining ground and support for his issue-oriented candidacy and […]

Beshear Runs Fifth TV Ad, Williams Campaign ‘Hope and Pray’ for Resources

Pummeling Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams on the airwaves, Democratic Governor Steve Beshear has released his fifth television ad of the general election, which highlight cuts to pending and reducing the size of state government. The 30-second spot begins airing Monday and will run through Labor Day. It  features the governor at various locations in […]

Farmer Frustrated With Coverage of Divorce

Republican lieutenant governor candidate Richie Farmer wants the media to back off and news stories about his divorce to stop because it is a private matter and hurting his children. Farmer, who is the outgoing agriculture commissioner, vented his frustration at the 48th annual Kentucky Farm Bureau country ham breakfast. In April, 37-year-old Rebecca Farmer […]

Williams Demands Beshear Denounce ‘Attack on Prayer’

After a state official advised a rural Kentucky school district against having a minister lead prayers before athletic events, Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams is calling on Democratic Governor Steve Beshear to defend the practice. A Kentucky Department of Education attorney told Bell County school officials that allowing Christian prayer at the beginning of football […]

Galbraith Claims Second Place in Unknown Poll

Discussing his views on the banking system and legalizing marijuana in Kentucky, independent Gatewood Galbraith told libertarian filmmaker and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones he is in second place in the race for governor. During the radio program, the Lexington attorney initially said a poll shows him catching up with Republican candidate David Williams in the […]

Vote Smart Tests Gubernatorial Candidates’s Courage

Candidates running in the 2011 gubernatorial race have aired ads across Kentucky stressing their toughness in recent weeks, and now a non-profit group is putting their political courage to the test. The non-partisan group Project Vote Smart is sending Democratic Governor Steve Beshear, Republican David Williams and independent Gatewood Gailbrath its Political Courage Test this […]

Williams Won’t Hire New Campaign Manager

A week after his campaign manager quit, Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams announced plans to move forward with a committee of consultants for the remainder of the race. Last week, Luke Marchant, who joined the campaign in May to help garner Tea Party support, stepped down to pursue other professional opportunities. Opponents have pounced on […]

Williams Campaign Manager Steps Down

The campaign manager for Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams is stepping down to pursue other professional opportunities, leaving the GOP nominee without anyone to run his day-to-day operations. Luke Marchant joined the campaign in May to replace Scott Jennings, a former special assistant to President George W. Bush, who stayed on as a consultant. After […]

Beshear Running Against Washington in Latest Ad

Taking advantage of Congress’s record low approval ratings, the campaign to re-elect Democratic Governor Steve Beshear chose to deride leaders in Washington, D.C. in their latest television ad. The 30-second spot features President Barack Obama and members of Congress at various press conferences and meetings, claiming neither have led on the issues while praising Beshear’s […]