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February 14, 2016

Kentucky: Ben Chandler Goes Up With First Ad of Cycle

Rep. Ben Chandler (D-Ky.), facing a rematch with Lexington Attorney Andy Barr (R), began airing his first ad of the cycle today, emphasizing his fiscal responsibility.

“I’ve always been of the belief if you spend more than you take in, you’re going to go broke,” he says directly to camera in the 30-second spot. “It’s important that we get this debt under control.”

A slow-talking male narrator then begins to speak over B-roll of Chandler campaigning and working. “That’s why Ben Chandler voted for a balanced budget amendment that protects Medicare and Social Security. Voted against every Congressional pay raise,” the narrator says.

“And held down his office spending to return over half a million dollars to taxpayers. Putting Kentucky first,” the narrator concludes.

The ad is backed by a buy of $48,485 — 551 gross rating points — in the district today through Sunday, according to a Chandler spokeswoman.

Barr began airing his first ad today too.

Roll Call rates the race in the 6th district of Kentucky as Likely Democratic.


    Not knowing either of the candidates, I will make a comment to Ben Chandler. “You had best check your credentials at the door. After the past four years, I would declare fiscally responsible Democrat as ananomaly! Unfortunately there are some Republicans in that situation as well, which is why we are in debt now sixteen trillion dollars. It might do us well to all begin learing to speak Chinese, they’ll own the country before the next four years are through!

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