Monday, April 28, 2003

'Alien' ad alienates Lunsford critics



The Associated Press

FRANKFORT - Local officials and campaign volunteers say Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bruce Lunsford's latest political advertisement implies that there is no intelligent life in Frankfort.

Three green aliens in a spaceship are portrayed on the cover of a brochure pointing at a map marked with a star below "Frankfort." One alien is holding a clipboard with "Frankfort" crossed out. The phrase in question says: "They came to the Capitol looking for signs of intelligent life. They went home."

Campaign volunteers for Democratic gubernatorial candidates Jody Richards and Ben Chandler have spoken out against the brochure.

Franklin County Judge-executive Teresa Barton said she received a copy of the advertisement in the mail.

"My concern is the way this is phrased. It gives the appearance that those in Frankfort are lacking in intelligence which is very far from the truth," Barton said.

Inside, the ad asks recipients to join Lunsford in his "fed up campaign to clean up the mess in Frankfort."




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