King mailer slams Fischer

Following a set of television advertisements attacking his opponent, Democratic mayoral candidate and Metro Councilman Jim King, D-10, continues to call out businessman Greg Fischer, this time in a mailer that ties the Democratic front-runner to former Republican Congresswoman Anne Northup.

Check it out:

When the first television attack ad was released, Fischer told the media that he wouldn’t “stoop to Jim King’s level,” but he then released a response saying King is “playing chain saw politics,” and lying to the public.

In the second 30-second commercial, the King campaign says Fischer supports tolling the existing downtown bridges.

Earlier this week, LEO reported that among Louisville’s mayoral candidates responding to a questionnaire on the $4.1 billion Ohio River Bridges Project, only Fischer answered that he supports the unpopular method of tolling existing bridges as a means to pay for the behemoth public works project.

In response to the second TV ad, the Fischer campaign released the following statement.

From WFPL:

“This ad shows once again that Jim King and the truth have never met. Jim King lives in a world where the truth is twisted, distorted, or, in the case of this ad, is utterly ignored at his convenience. Louisville deserves better than this. I will be honored to lead Louisville as the next mayor with a positive vision based on a lifetime of effective partnerships and results.”

No word if Fischer has responded to the mailer, but the fists keep flying.


  1. Ed Springston
    Posted May 13, 2010 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    King has a short memory and once again is trying to act like he is innocent when clearly he is not. King himself attended a Mitch McConnell fundraiser just a couple of years ago.

    According to KREF King also gave none other than Republican Richie Farmer a contribution.

    Though Fischer did contribute to Anne it should be noteworthy that King indeed contributed to Republicans as well.

    Pot meet kettle. Or in King’s case more of the same.

  2. Steve Magruder
    Posted May 13, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    Is Ed now carrying Greg “Harvey Sloane” Fischer’s water?

    King said at the time what that visit with McConnell was about. It’s up to everyone to decide whether to believe it.

  3. Shawn Reilly
    Posted May 13, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    King is making a point the Greg Fischer supports the largest Tax increase in the history of Louisville and Kentucky. Tolls on the existing Bridges may be the most important issue in 50 years.

  4. Ed Springston
    Posted May 13, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    lmao Steve. I wouldnt vote for either one as dog catcher. King gave to Richie Farmer who happens to be Republican, maybe you missed that, and family members of King give to Republicans as well.

    King just proves his typical hypocritical self again.

    Personally as a business man I understand if either gave amounts to candidates form both parties as that is typical of business owners but to act like he is above board and accusing someone of doing the same things he himself does is the hypocrisy.

    And by the way I am on record as supporting Tyler Allen on the Dem side just so you don’t have any more confusion. :-)