Producer: McCarthy Marcus Hennings
Mitch McConnell For Senate: "Lunsford Gas Tax"
Running Time: 00:30
Debut Date: 07/18/2008
Ad Buy: statewide in Kentucky
Cost: not available
Summary: McConnell blames Lunsford for high gas prices in Kentucky.
Script of "Lunsford Gas Tax" (TV)
(Text on screen: TeamMitch.com)
MITCH MCCONNELL [v/o]: I'm Mitch McConnell, and I approve this message.
ANNOUNCER [v/o]: Gas prices are soaring, and Kentucky's gas tax just went up -- again.
(Text on screen: "Kentucky Gas Tax On The Rise" -- WHAS Web Site; "Kentucky Gas Tax To Jump July 1" -- Local 12 News Web Site, 6/16/08)
Why? Nearly 30 years ago, Bruce Lunsford lobbied for automatic gas tax increases.
(Text on screen: 1980, KY Legislative Session)
BRUCE LUNSFORD: We changed the way we tax gas in this state that gave us a budget that could grow.
(Text on screen: May 2008, Lunsford Campaign Video)
ANNOUNCER [v/o]: The Lunsford automatic gas tax has already cost Kentuckians hundreds of millions. And today Lunsford wants to pump taxpayers for even more.
(Text on screen: Courier-Journal, 6/18/08; Lunsford still pushing for higher gas taxes -- Pol Watchers, 5/21/08)
Bruce Lunsford: automatic tax increases, more expensive gas.
(Text on screen: Paid For By McConnell Senate Committee '08)