9:47am

Thu May 12, 2011
Politics in the Commonwealth

Walker Launches TV Ads

After giving her campaign a personal loan, Kentucky Secretary of State Elaine Walker was able to launch a television advertisement in her Democratic primary contest against challenger Allison Lundergran Grimes. This is a bit of a surprise considering Walker initially said she wasn’t going to go beyond direct mailers and robocalls, but the former mayor of Bowling Green appears to be taking this race seriously—albeit in the last few days of the campaign.

In the 30-second commercial, Walker highlights receiving the appointment from Governor Steve Beshear and says she understands the importance of “protecting every vote” in state elections.

From cn|2 Pure Politics:

Grimes has outpaced Walker in fundraising by a 3-to-1 margin and has received endorsements from almost every major Democratic party official. This race appears like a landslide, however, with a 10 percent voter turnout projected for next week there could be an upset.