Saturday, October 4, 2003

Fletcher's new campaign ads criticize Chandler

By Joe Biesk
The Associated Press

FRANKFORT - Republican gubernatorial nominee Ernie Fletcher and the Republican Governor's Association on Friday began airing television commercials criticizing Democrat Ben Chandler.

Fletcher said his ad was a response to what he perceived as months of Chandler "attacks." Meanwhile, Chandler's campaign said the ad was inaccurate and called for it to be taken off the air.

Fletcher's new ad, which aired in most of the state, pictures a small, barking dog trying to jump over a fence. A narrator says, "Ben Chandler's bark is a whole lot worse than his bite."

The narrator continues, "In the eight years Ben's been responsible for keeping the law in Kentucky, he's made a lot of noise - even got some indictments - but the real mess in Frankfort has only gotten worse."

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