March Madness in Kentucky Politics

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.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.