FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Governor Matt Bevin’s campaign released a new television ad on Monday touting the governor's opposition to sanctuary cities, continuing a $3.7 million ad campaign in September and October.
The ad, entitled "Safe," touts Bevin's tough immigration stance and challenges candidate Andy Beshear's views on illegal immigration.
A press release from the incumbent governor's campaign states, “'Safe' contrasts Bevin’s opposition to sanctuary cities and support for Kentucky law enforcement with Andy Beshear’s dangerous indifference toward criminal illegal immigrants swarming the commonwealth and jeopardizing the safety of every Kentuckian."
"On the same day the Kentucky State Fraternal Order of Police announced they endorsed Andy Beshear, Matt Bevin launched a baseless, false attack ad. As attorney general, Beshear made sure that Kentucky did not have any sanctuary cities so that Kentucky would receive its share of federal funds for law enforcement,” said Beshear/Coleman spokesperson Sam Newton. “This is what desperate campaigns do. It's Matt Bevin whose actions have hurt Kentucky families. This governor tried to strip away health coverage for pre-existing conditions, left our coal miners out to dry, watched incomes drop for working families, and tried to illegally cut pensions for teachers and first responders.”
You can watch the new ad below.