Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Chandler begins airing campaign commercials

The Associated Press

FRANKFORT - Ben Chandler's gubernatorial campaign aired two commercials Tuesday, its first for the general election.

His Republican opponent, Ernie Fletcher, who hit the airwaves last week, launched a follow-up commercial Tuesday.

Chandler touts his record as attorney general in one of the 30-second spots. The other is narrated by his wife, Jennifer Chandler, with their children - Lucie, Albert and Branham - chiming in.

Settings for Fletcher's latest ad include an empty warehouse and an empty house - the candidate's way of dramatizing job losses, which he blames on "tax and spend policies" of Democratic administrations.

Chandler has made economic development a main issue but blames job losses on national economic policies of President Bush and on Fletcher, an ally of the president in Congress.

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