Williams criticizes Beshear for participating in ceremony

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear's campaign is
accusing his Republican challenger of resorting to desperate
attacks by criticizing the incumbent for taking part in a Hindu
ceremony that marked an Indian company's entry into Kentucky,
bringing with it 250 jobs.
Republican gubernatorial nominee David Williams said Tuesday
that Beshear's participation in the ceremony in Elizabethtown was
out of line with what Kentucky's governor ought to be doing.
Williams said he would have merely attended, rather than
participate in the event.
Beshear campaign spokesman Matt Erwin is characterizing
Williams' comments as "pathetic and desperate."
Williams has been trailing far behind Beshear in polls.
Beshear participated in the ceremony with officials from Flex
Films, which is building a $180 million plant at Elizabethtown.
The state characterized the event as a blessing ceremony that is
traditional in India for new homes or businesses.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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