Another disgusting attack campaign flier has hit Louisville’s political scene. This one is aimed at District Court Judge candidate Katie King, daughter of Metro Council President Jim King.
Sent to “King James” and “Princess Kathryn”, the flier contains two pictures allegedly of King with her bent over showing a tattoo on her back and the other holding her ankles with “Bend Over…Grab Your Ankles” in bold letters.
Signed by “Fanny ‘Clew’ O’Dye”, the flier was mailed to LEO Weekly’s offices earlier today as well as other TV reporters and bloggers. No word if voters in the general public received the attack piece.
King, 28, faced dogged questions and criticisms about her lack of experience once she entered the race, but she won convincingly in May among a 10-person field of experienced litigators. She will face David Holton in the general election this fall.
Claiming responsibility for the King flier is the “Citizens for Family and Moral Values”, the same faux group that claimed responsibility for a homophobic flyer put out against Democratic Metro Council candidate Ken Herndon. Mailed to voters the Saturday before the election, Herndon narrowly lost to incumbent George Unseld by a razor-thin margin of 112 votes in his bid for the 6th District seat.
Herndon told LEO he officially filed a defamation lawsuit in Jefferson County Circuit Court today in the hopes of discovering who produced the mailer against him last spring. (PB)