Kentucky Democrat Runs Lynching Ad In Pursuit Of Judgeship — His Own Party Flips On Him

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Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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Bobby Smith, a Democratic candidate for a judgeship in Spencer County, Kentucky, ran an ad in a local paper that featured four silhouettes hanging from a tree branch, along with the words “Good ol’ boy system.”

The ad also stated that Smith was willing to take the necessary steps to “make Spencer County great again.” It read, “Some hard choices need to be made to make Spencer County great again. I will make those choices.”

Shortly after Smith’s ad ran in the Spencer Magnet, a local weekly paper, his own party fought back. The Kentucky Democratic Party took to social media to show their disapproval.

Smith is challenging Republican incumbent John Riley for Spencer County judge-executive.

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