The National Republican Congressional Committee launched a TV ad Friday against Rep. Ben Chandler, a Kentucky Democrat who won re-election last year by fewer than 700 votes.
The ad uses Chandler’s own words to tie him to the economic policies of President Barack Obama, while highlighting the state’s nearly 10 percent unemployment rate. It features Chandler speaking during what appears to be an endorsement speech for Obama during the 2008 campaign.
“Barack Obama. Ben Chandler. They’re making the economy worse,” the announcer says.
The NRCC is spending $20,000 and running the ad for three weeks on Fox News Channel in the Lexington media market. Republican Andy Barr announced this month that he is going to challenge the four-term Democrat again next year.
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., walks on Broadway after a Future Forum with young entrepreneurs in the Flatiron District of New York City, April 16, 2015. Reps. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., Seth Moulton, D-Mass., and Grace Meng, D-N.Y., also attended.