By Jack Brammer
FRANKFORT – The National Republican Congressional Committee has launched a television ad and a radio ad against Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler of Woodford County.
Chandler, who has been in Congress since 2004, is being challenged this year for Central Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District seat, by Republican Andy Barr of Lexington, who lost to Chandler in 2010 by only 647 votes.
The NRCC’s 30-second TV ad, called the “Truth Test,” started running over the weekend in the Lexington market.
It features Chandler’s comments about fiscal restraint and notes his votes for the federal budget and an increased debt limit.
The 59-second radio ad, which started running in the 6th Congressional District Monday, focuses on Chandler’s 2009 vote for the so-called cap-and-trade measure aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The ad says the vote was anti-coal.
Chandler has said he voted for the measure because he “thought about my children, their future and the duty all of us have to protect God’s creation.”
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