Williams Calls Beshear a Failure
Days after winning the Republican nomination for governor of Kentucky, state Senate President David Williams has launched a new YouTube video that says Governor Steve Beshear has failed to deliver on major issues.Entitled “No Results", the attack ad is just over two minutes and outlines a number of issues where Williams says Beshear hasn't led effectively, citing independent analysis of the commonwealth and several news stories since the governor took office."There’s really no way to argue that Steve Beshear has delivered on much of anything. He says we don’t need pension reform. He pension reform. He says we don’t need tax reform. He says he’s a good manager despite overwhelming independent analysis to the contrary ... he stands in the way of and then flip flops on serious education reform," says Scott Jennings, Williams's campaign manager.Check it out:Williams is running with Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer.In a statement to supporters Thursday, the governor launched his campaign by defending his record and saying he led the state through the national recession."I’ve balanced the budget nine times in just three years, while cutting $1.3 billion in spending. I took unpaid furlough days, and I voluntarily cut my own salary and my own office’s budget. And I opposed—with firm resolve—efforts to raise broad-based taxes," Beshear said. "I’ve worked aggressively to protect Kentucky jobs and create new ones. But I'm not going to be satisfied until every Kentuckian who wants a job has one. And I took office four years ago vowing to restore honesty, ethics, openness and integrity to the governor’s office. I’ve kept my word."