Ohioan forms group attacking Kentucky's governor

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - An Ohio attorney has gotten involved in
the Kentucky governor's race through a political committee that's
bashing the incumbent Democrat and promoting his Republican
challenger.
Jim Rutledge, chairman of the political committee Restoring
America, filed paperwork last week with the Kentucky Registry of
Election Finance to enable the group to make independent political
expenditures in Kentucky. Rutledge is from Columbus, Ohio.
In a series of ads, the group blames Gov. Steve Beshear for more
than 90,000 lost jobs since he took office and blames him for long
rides on school buses for Louisville students. One says Beshear's
GOP challenger, state Senate President David Williams, is ready to
lead Kentucky out of the shadows.
At least two Kentucky TV stations have declined to run the
attack ads.
Rutledge declined to comment.

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


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