10:49am

Fri October 21, 2011
Statehouse News

Judge OKs Resumption of Political TV Spots

Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate lifted a restraining order Thursday against a group called Restoring America after the group revealed its donors, a requirement of Kentucky campaign finance law.  Restoring America said it got nearly $1.4 million from Terry Stephens of Russell Springs. He is the father-in-law of Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams. Restoring America had been airing TV commercials promoting Williams in the governor's race and criticizing Gov. Steve Beshear.

After Restoring America amended its report with the state showing Stephens as its only donor, the judge lifted his previous injunction barring the TV spots.