The official Labor Day start to fall campaigns is punctuated in Kentucky with a new television commercial from the Williams-Farmer gubernatorial campaign.
The ad attempts to chip away at what polls show has been a succesful strategy by Governor Steve Beshear, to portray his first term as one of navigating the commonwealth through the recession. A narrator in Williams' ad reminds voters that Kentucky has lost jobs and has been ranked the worst managed state in America.
The ad also assails attack ads against Williams, in particular the commercials by the third party group, Kentucky Family Values which have blasted him for the television set bought for his his Senate President office and for highlighting Williams' personal gambling past while opposing expanded gaming at racetracks, which the ad calls "the video lottery plan."
Williams promises to "stand up to Washinton liberals like Barack Obama."