Rep. Ben Chandler (D-Ky.), facing a rematch with Lexington Attorney Andy Barr (R), began airing his first ad of the cycle today, emphasizing his fiscal responsibility.
"I've always been of the belief if you spend more than you take in, you're going to go broke," he says directly to camera in the 30-second spot. "It's important that we get this debt under control."
A slow-talking male narrator then begins to speak over B-roll of Chandler campaigning and working. "That's why Ben Chandler voted for a balanced budget amendment that protects Medicare and Social Security. Voted against every Congressional pay raise," the narrator says.
"And held down his office spending to return over half a million dollars to taxpayers. Putting Kentucky first," the narrator concludes.
The ad is backed by a buy of $48,485 — 551 gross rating points — in the district today through Sunday, according to a Chandler spokeswoman.
Barr began airing his first ad today too.
Roll Call rates the race in the 6th district of Kentucky as Likely Democratic.