Republican Andy Barr’s campaign for the 6th Congressional District released its first television ad of the campaign on Wednesday.
In the 30-second spot, Barr proclaims his intention to trim government spending.
“Career politicians in Washington are bankrupting our country with runaway government spending, trillion dollar bailouts and mountains of debt,” Barr says in the ad. “I’ll stop the career politicians from wasting money we don’t have on government programs we don’t need.”
Barr does not say what specific programs he would eliminate if elected.
The winner of the May 18 GOP primary will face Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler in the November general election.
Other Republicans seeking the party’s nomination include Mike Templeman, Matt Lockett, Perry Barnes, George Pendergrass and John Kemper III.
Templeman released a TV ad on the Internet in early February that sounded a similar anti-government spending theme, but there’s no evidence the ad was aired with any regularity.
– John Stamper