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March 28, 2014 1:16 PM March Madness in Kentucky Politics

By Ed Kilgore

I know this is a nasty, substance-free ad from a wingnut who’s attacking his opponent for failing to blow up the federal government and the global economy, but still, you have to laugh at this new Matt Bevin spot:

The ad will air in the Louisville and Lexington markets during tonight’s NCAA tournament game between the two schools located in those two cities (UL and UK). I don’t know who was responsible for the now-infamous “Duke Moment” in a Mitch McConnell ad earlier this week (or for the abortive attempt to fix it with a substitution of a Kentucky player’s image that risked making him ineligible), but he or she should probably just watch reruns tonight.

UPDATE: Didn’t think to check until somebody asked about it on Twitter, but yes, the Duke jersey number used in Bevins’ ad belonged to Christian Laettner.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


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