Pleading to Air Gubernatorial Commericials

Oct 19, 2011

A political group whose TV commercials were banned when a Franklin circuit judge issued a restraining order has now asked the Kentucky Court of Appeals to hear the case.  The group, Restoring America, was airing TV spots critical of Gov. Steve Beshear and urging people to vote for his GOP opponent, state Sen. David Williams. But Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate ruled Restoring America was violating Kentucky campaign finance law by not revealing the names of its monetary contributors.

The group claims Wingate's ruling violates its freedom of speech and wants the judge's restraining order lifted.