GOP Group Attacks Beshear, Who Faces Growing Criticism for No-Show Strategy

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is being criticized by political opponents and the press on the campaign trail this week. The Ohio-based group Restoring America has released three ads in support of Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams with two slamming Beshear for job losses and not taking a position on busing in Jefferson County Public Schools. […]

Outside GOP Group Running Ads for Williams

An Ohio-based organization is planning to run ads in Kentucky supporting Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams, but it’s unclear who is funding the group. Restoring America registered with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance on Monday, but little else is known about the group other than its Ohioan supporters and a filing address listed at […]

Education Advocates Mixed on Beshear Skipping KET Debate

In the race for governor of Kentucky, Republican David Williams and independent Gatewood Galbraith will square off during a televised debate Monday focusing on education. The forum will air statewide on Kentucky Education Television, but will not include Democratic incumbent Steve Beshear, who declined to appear. Education advocates are pleased with the focus on education, […]

New Williams Ad Addresses Likability, Toughness

Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams released his third TV ad in the race for Kentucky governor Wednesday, which embraces his reputation for not “playing too nice” in Frankfort. The spot features two men discussing Williams’s platform to cut spending and reform the tax code, adding that he will stand up to President Obama. The state […]

Williams Unveils Jobs Plan

Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams wants to eliminate Kentucky’s personal and corporate income taxes as part of his jobs plan. The proposal released Wednesday holds a number of ideas and makes a number of short-term recommendations to spur economic growth in the commonwealth such as eliminating local tax options, curtailing federal regulations and suspending certain […]

Williams: Obama Jobs Plan Echoes Beshear

In a further attempt to nationalize the race for governor of Kentucky, Republican challenger David Williams says President Obama’s jobs proposal reminds him of how Democratic Governor Steve Beshear handled the state budget. The president will outline a plan before a joint session of Congress Thursday evening and early reports show it calls for $300 […]

Kentucky FOP Endorses Williams

The Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed Republican state Senate President David Williams in the race for governor. The union represents more than 9,300 law enforcement officers across the state and their nod is coveted among political candidates. Earlier this week, the state FOP endorsed Republican attorney general candidate Todd P’Pool over Democratic Attorney […]

Conway Bypasses P’Pool to Rip Walker Visit

In a message to supporters, Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway slammed Republicans for inviting Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to campaign in Kentucky later this month. Walker is scheduled to headline two rallies and a fundraiser for Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams, who has praised the Wisconsin governor’s brief tenure in radio interviews. Conway is running […]

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 […]

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 […]