FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Republicans are targeting the top two Democratic leaders in the state House of Representatives with a pair of radio ads.
The Republican Party of Kentucky began airing radio ads on Tuesday in the districts of House Speaker Greg Stumbo and Majority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins. The Kentucky House is the last legislative chamber in the South still controlled by Democrats. Republicans need to pick up four seats in November to win a majority.
The ad airing in Stumbo’s district criticizes him for his support of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The ad airing in Adkins’ district criticizes him for, among other things, supporting the Common Core education standards.
Stumbo said the ad was full of “outrageous lies.” Adkins said the ad was “insulting” and said he has “never hesitated” to disagree with national Democrats.