The campaign for control of the state House has taken a nasty turn, with radio and TV ads being pulled because of inaccuracies. Republicans have successfully knocked radio ads attacking their candidates off the air in the Bardstown and Mayfield areas. And they are working on getting TV ads in Lexington pulled down as well. The areas where the ads were pulled are considered hot spots for state legislative races, where either the GOP or Democrats are hoping to win seats.
Since the campaign for control of the Kentucky House started, Democrats and supportive outside groups have used outgoing Senate President David Williams as an attack on GOP candidates. For weeks, the outside group Kentucky Family Values has sent out political mail attempting to link GOP incumbents and challengers as "votes for Williams" in Frankfort.
A Super PAC that is helping defend Democrats is Kentucky state House races has raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars.
Kentucky Family Values is helping Democrats beat back the GOP's attempt to take control of the House. And one month before the election, the group reported raising $236,000. It still has $190,000 cash on hand.