In a new advertisement, Republican Hal Heiner calls out Democrat Greg Fischer for following his lead in criticizing the Jefferson County Public School student assignment plan.
In September, the GOP nominee for mayor released a commercial saying it is time to end the “failed student assignment plan”, which Fischer called inappropriate at the time.
From WHAS 11:
“This is a job for the school board,” Fischer said, “The mayor doesn’t control the system, so by politicizing our kids six weeks before a political race I think it shows poor leadership.”
A week later, however, Fischer launched his own 30-second advertisement, saying the busing plan needed to be fixed and that he was “frustrated with the lack of progress in too many of our schools.” The Fischer campaign maintains the two ads are different in their message, but the local media blitzed the Louisville businessman in subsequent stories about the appearance of political expediency.
In the latest ad, Heiner accuses Fischer of conducting a poll on the issue before changing his position, highlighting that he’ll be a mayor with the “courage to lead” on controversial issues.
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