Latest Beshear ad touts belt-tightening moves

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear is reminding Kentucky voters that he has cut his own salary, sold unneeded state airplanes and slashed more than $1 billion in spending to help deal with the effects of a lingering national recession.

That's the message of the latest TV ad that Beshear's re-election campaign began airing statewide on Monday.

In the ad, Beshear talks about "leading by example" through an economic recession that has hit Kentucky hard. He will face Republican David Williams, a longtime state lawmaker, in the November general election.

Beshear, with more than $3 million in the bank, has been running TV and radio ads for weeks. Williams, who spent all his money on a three-way GOP primary race that he won last month, hasn't yet run a general election ad.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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