The latest television advertisement from Democratic mayoral candidate and Metro Councilman Jim King, D-10, is the first attack ad of the race and it slams businessman Greg Fischer. The 30-second commercial claims that the Democratic frontrunner backs Republican candidates, mislead the public about a business award and made business deals that didn’t put Louisville’s interests first.
The commercial begins by highlighting that Fischer contributed heavily to Republican candidates in the past, including former Congresswoman Anne Northup, who served Kentucky’s 3rd District for a decade before losing to Rep. John Yarmuth in 2006.
The ad also highlights the recent controversy involving Fischer embellishing that he won Inc. Magazine’s 1990 Entrepreneur of the Year award.
According to WFPL’s The Edit, Fischer didn’t win the national award, which some political observers claimed he implied at several points during the campaign. Rather, Fischer, along with his father and brother, won a less prestigious honor affiliated with the magazine that a campaign spokesperson told the local NPR affiliate was in line with Fischer’s previous public statements.
The hardest hit is over the local businessman moving jobs to Indiana, which he said was the “easier,” option during a recent mayoral forum.
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We speculated that the negative ads would begin airing sometime this week in attempt to pull Fischer off of his lead. And we’re hearing that the other campaigns and their supporters have lined up similar commercials to question Fischer’s union credentials and knowledge of Metro government finances.