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Mitch McConnell For Senate: "Lunsford Gas Tax"

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.

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Script of "Lunsford Gas Tax" (TV)

(Text on screen:

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)

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