In two new television ads, Republican attorney general candidate Todd P’Pool is attacking Democratic incumbent Jack Conway over a one-year-old drug investigation that focused on the attorney general’s brother.
The spots claim Conway had a role in the probe and insinuates the attorney general was at the center of a cover-up, but neither go into much detail.
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Earlier this year, Matt Conway resigned from the Jefferson County Commonwealth Attorney’s office months after he admitted lying to police about being tipped off about an investigation into whether he was selling drugs.
The attorney general has consistently denied any involvement in his brother’s investigation beyond advising him to get legal counsel.
Conway has criticized the Kentucky GOP for making it an issue, calling it “mean and out of bounds.”
But P’Pool says the ads highlights a key reason why voters should remove Conway from office in the upcoming general election.
“There are two standards of justice in Kentucky,” he says. “There is one for the politically connected to the Conways, and another one for the rest of us. The voters of Kentucky know corruption when they see it, and Jack Conway is covered in it.”
The Conway campaign did not respond to our request for comment.