Dems accuse Barr of lying about 'criminal record'

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Democratic National Congressional Committee is airing a TV spot in Lexington accusing Republican Andy Barr of lying about his "criminal record" on a state job application.

The Barr campaign charged that Democrats have engaged in "reprehensible tactics" in airing what he called a "desperate and false personal attack."

Barr was charged by police with possession of a fake driver's license nearly 20 years ago when he was 19-year-old college student. He pleaded guilty and was ordered to do community service.

Barr said he had never been convicted of any crime other than minor traffic violations on an application for a job in former Gov. Ernie Fletcher's administration. Barr has said he considered the driver's license issue minor.

Barr is challenging U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler in Kentucky's 6th District

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