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RGA dips their toe into Kentucky with new David Williams ad

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July 11, 2011
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Via cn|2, here’s the new ad for David Williams on the air in Kentucky from the RGA front group “Bluegrass Prosperity“:

As you can see, Kentucky and the little coal hopper are headed in the wrong direction. However, that is not due to the national recession, Wall Street, or the long era of David Williams’ leadership in the state senate. See, look at this graph on their website, and it’s clear that this is all due to Steve Beshear and nothing else (nor does the gradual decline in unemployment over the last two years bear any resemblance to the trajectory of the coal hopper in the ad).

And taxes have increased, though contrary to what Phil Moffett and the tea partiers had to say in the primary, David Williams had no hand in this either. I assume this and the “decline” of the coal industry is due to Steve Beshear, because political ads funded by shadowy figures in this era of American politics would never lie to us.

cn|2 reports that they’re only spending $24,000 on the ads, which seems kind of tiny if that’s all it is. Just testing the waters, or a sign of more Forcht money to come? Let’s hope that they continue to say that Steve Beshear is an enemy of the coal industry, because that would just be too hilarious.

RGA outraising the DGA

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July 7, 2011
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The Republican Governors Association has more money

The Democratic Governors Association will announce today that it raised $11 million in the first six months of 2012 and has $8.6 million on hand.

The total raised is more than twice as much as the committee raised during the first six months of the last comparable year — 2007. It is slightly less than the DGA raised in the first half of the last off-year, 2009.

The Republicans Governors Association announced earlier this week that it had raised more than twice that amount — $22.1 million — for the same period and had nearly twice as much cash on hand, with $16.2 million.

…but do they have a candidate in Kentucky that is close enough to even have a prayer of winning?

If not, there are plenty of races coming up next year that could use that money.

Personally, I think they should pour money into Kentucky with TV ads highlighting the fact that Richie Farmer was valedictorian of his elementary school.

Rumormill: KY Gubernatorial polling

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May 24, 2011
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We’re not 100% sure about this one, but it comes from a trusted source, so we’re just going to pass it along and you can make whatever you want of it.

The word is that the Republican Governors Association has already polled the race (or helped pay for it) between Steve Beshear and David Williams. 30% in the poll said they were definitely voting for Beshear, and only 13% said they were definitely voting for Williams. Gatewood Galbraith was not in the poll, and a lot of people haven’t made up their minds yet.

If that’s true, you kind of have to wonder how long the RGA is going to put up with numbers like that until they decide West Virginia and Mississippi might be a better use of their time and money.

But again, file these numbers under “rumor” at this point.

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