Comer campaign releases new video

FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 12, 2011) - James Comer, Republican candidate for Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture released a new video ad this morning via the campaign’s YouTube page which highlights what elected leaders and the media are saying about Comer’s opponent for the November election.

“This new ad reinforces what many including myself have been saying for months, which is my opponent has no qualifications to represent Kentucky farmers and our agricultural community,” Comer said in releasing the video. “Farming in the 21st century is no laughing matter, and Kentucky needs someone with experience to lead the Department of Agriculture instead of someone who has profited from making fun of the people he now claims that he wants to represent.”

Comer’s new ad features quotes from several county judge executives from Eastern Kentucky who have banned Comer’s opponent from campaigning in their counties as well as from respected media outlets like the Owensboro Messenger Inquirer and longtime Courier Journal columnist Al Cross.

The release of the new ad comes on the heels of last Monday’s KET candidate forum, and an interview conducted with Comer’s opponent by cn2’s Ryan Alessi.

“During the interview with Ryan Alessi it became crystal clear that my opponent has no clue about the Department of Agriculture, its functions or even how much money it spent last year on promoting the Kentucky Proud program,” Comer added. “Clearly my opponent is banking on people confusing his last name with the name of our current Commissioner of Agriculture. Farming is a serious business in the Commonwealth, and it doesn’t need to be in the hands of someone who is at best a bad comedian.”

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