WASHINGTON, D.C. – Putting Kentucky First, an organization supported by the Republican Governors Association (RGA), today released its second television ad of the Kentucky gubernatorial election.
The ad, titled “Scandal,” highlights the major controversy that engulfed Democratic gubernatorial nominee and Attorney General Andy Beshear when his top deputy was convicted and jailed for bribery, after funneling illegal contributions to Beshear’s campaign. It will run on broadcast and cable outlets across the state.
Described by the Lexington Herald-Leaderas “a Kentucky Democratic Party insider who was former Gov. Steve Beshear’s personnel secretary,” former Deputy Attorney General Timothy Longmeyer pleaded guilty in 2016 to soliciting over $200,000 in kickbacks in exchange for influencing state business deals. Some of the spoils of the illegal bribery scheme ended up in Andy Beshear’s campaign coffers – according to an Associated Pressreport, Longmeyer and others associated with the scandal gave at least $22,000 to Beshear. Once the scandal broke, Beshear was forced to give away over $14,000 in tainted campaign cash.
Watch “Scandal” at www.RealAndyBeshear.com. [Video: https://youtu.be/7y0iOY9JrlQ]
“The Tim Longmeyer scandal is exhibit A in political insider Andy Beshear’s history of poor judgement and questionable ethics,” said RGA Communications Director Amelia Chassé Alcivar. “Kentuckians were betrayed while Andy Beshear reaped the rewards – he can’t be trusted.”
Anchor: “Tonight, we’re learning more about the bribery charge filed against Kentucky’s deputy attorney general.”
Anchor: “Investigators say it is a serious betrayal of the public trust.”
Anchor: “More than two hundred thousand dollars in kickbacks.”
Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office covered in scandal.
Beshear’s top aide took bribes for state business.
Then used the dirty money to give Beshear thousands in illegal campaign cash.
Bribery and betrayal.
Kickbacks and corruption.
Politician Andy Beshear can’t be trusted.