Oct 12, 2011- Fund Raising in Ky.; Senate Bill 5 Controversy

By: Michael Hyland
By: Michael Hyland

Gov. Steve Beshear (D-KY) released fund raising totals for the most recent filing period.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Steve Beshear is reporting $9.5 million in cash and in-kind campaign contributions, including $4.1 million that came in since July 1.

Campaign manager Bill Hyers said a report that will be filed Wednesday with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance shows nearly 7,000 people contributed to the Democratic governor’s re-election effort over the past three months.

Hyers said in a press release that the campaign finance report will show that Beshear has $1 million in the bank, and has already pre-purchased $1 million in television advertising for the final weeks of the race.

Beshear is being challenged in the Nov. 8 election by Republican David Williams and independent Gatewood Galbraith, both of whom will also have to file campaign finance reports on Wednesday.


And, this story is pretty crazy.

You've no doubt seen the ads over Issue 2 in Ohio regarding the controversial Senate Bill 5 that impacts public workers' collective bargaining rights.

Well, the group that opposes the bill (We Are Ohio) is raising concerns over an ad that a group supporting the bill (Building a Better Ohio) is running.

The concern is over recut footage that features a great-grandmother in one of We Are Ohio's ads. According to We Are Ohio, the recut footage being used by Building a Better Ohio makes it seem as if the great-grandmother supports Senate Bill 5, when she actually opposes it.

Read more here and here.

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