Launching the first attack ad in the race for mayor of Louisville, Republican Hal Heiner renewed his call for Democrat Greg Fischer to release the documents that were drafted with former mayoral candidate Jackie Green, an independent who withdrew after being promised “significant input” in selecting a cabinet-level office.
From the Heiner campaign:
In an advertisement Greg Fischer ran earlier this month he stated, “We need an open honest government…and nothing done in secret.”
Today we ask Mr. Fischer to heed his own words and stop operating in secret by releasing all documents drafted between the Fischer and Green camps. Transparency in government must exist in more than just campaign ads; it must be a central tenant of good governance and one that is exercised in good times as well as bad.
The Heiner campaign also released a new ad, where the East End Republican rips Fischer over the developments of the endorsement.
Last week, Green met with members of the Fischer campaign and in an e-mail sent to LEO, he outlined a discussion that took place with Fischer and his campaign staff. According to the bicycle advocate, Fischer’s team was drafting a document for him to drop out of the race and endorse Fischer.
In the Friday announcement, the Fischer campaign said Green would have significant input in selecting the Office of Sustainability, a new department that would report directly to the mayor and work to make Louisville a greener city.
“The politics of old has to stop,” says Heiner in the 30-second commercial.
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Yesterday, the Heiner campaign pointed out that such agreements are against state law, which says that candidates are prohibited from making promises, agreements or contracts in consideration for support. According to the statuette, any person who knowingly violates those provisions could be guilty of a Class D felony and is punishable up to five years in prison.