Rivals in Kentucky race say opponent running misleading ads
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Candidates in a competitive Kentucky Congressional district are complaining about a pair of TV ads they say are misleading.
Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr has asked TV stations to stop airing an ad that says he would let payday lenders take advantage of military veterans. The ad is paid for by With Honor, a group working to elect military veterans. The group says Barr voted for the Financial Choice Act, which would have dismantled the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Barr says the bill would have kept in place an interest rate cap on payday loans to veterans.
Earlier in the week, Barr’s campaign ran a TV ad saying McGrath supports a single-payer health care system. McGrath says she does not support such a system, but wants to make changes to the Affordable Care Act.