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In House Races, Democrats Enlist Beshear for TV Ads

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear
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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear

Kentucky House Democrats are enlisting Governor Steve Beshear for electoral help.

In addition to fundraisers and public appearances with candidates, Governor Steve Beshear is now appearing in TV ads asking for broad support for House Democrats.The ads are airing in Central Kentucky, where Democrats hope to win some seats from the GOP.

“The Republicans are throwing a lot of junk in your mailbox, on your TVs and radios, full of attacks and half-truths," says Beshear in the ads. "They did it to me last year and now they are doing it to my friends."

Beshear does not say specifically what those lies are. He also says if Democrats maintain control of the House, they will work with him on his key issues.

“House Democrats and I will keep working together to balance the budget, prioritize job growth and protect education,” he says.

Republicans need to pick up 10 seats on Election Day to take control of the chamber from Democrats.

Kenny Colston is the Frankfort Bureau Chief for Kentucky Public Radio (a collaborative effort of public radio stations in Kentucky). Colston has covered Kentucky's Capitol and state government since 2010. He is a Louisville native, and a graduate of the University of Kentucky. When he's not tracking down stories about Kentucky politics, you can often find him watching college sports, particularly football.
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