KY Dems Launch Digital Ads Marking 10 Weeks Since Bevin Refused to Release Tax Returns
Posted August 17, 2015
Today the Kentucky Democratic Party is launching digital Facebook ads marking the 10 week anniversary since Matt Bevin broke Kentucky’s bipartisan tradition and refused to release his tax returns. The ad, below, is inspired by Sen. McConnell’s famous 1984 “Bloodhounds” television ad, and directs individuals to a petition where they can add their name to demand Bevin release his returns.
Since Bevin broke Kentucky's bipartisan tradition of disclosure he’s faced a series of escalating financial scandals: the Associated Press reported that he failed to disclose controversial companies on state documents and may be guilty of a “possible ethics violation;” WAVE 3 revealed that Bevin repeatedly failed to pay his taxes; and the Courier-Journal detailed Bevin’s financial hypocrisy — enriching himself through Common Core and gambling companies while claiming to oppose Common Core and gambling during his campaign.
“For 10 weeks, 'East Coast Con Man' Matt Bevin has broken Kentucky’s long and bipartisan tradition of disclosure by stubbornly refusing to release his tax returns — even as he’s faced scandal after scandal surrounding his lies, his finances and his tax delinquencies,” said Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman Patrick Hughes. “We’ve already learned that Bevin lied to Kentucky about his repeated failure to pay his taxes and his record as the number one tax delinquent in his home region. But after witnessing months of Bevin’s dishonesty and deceit, Kentuckians are demanding the answer to one simple question: what else is Matt Bevin hiding from us?”
The text of the petition is below:
For 10 weeks, Matt Bevin has broken Kentucky’s decades old, bipartisan tradition of disclosure by refusing to release his tax returns. Republican and Democratic candidates for governor have traditionally made this information available to the public, but Bevin is still hiding his taxes.
We’ve already learned that Bevin has lied to Kentuckians about his finances — including his repeated failure to pay his taxes and his record as the number one tax delinquent in his home region of Connecticut.
Now we are demanding to know what else Bevin is hiding from us.
Add your name to this petition and send Matt Bevin a message: if he continues his record of dishonesty and deceit, there’s no way we can trust him to be our governor. Matt Bevin must release his tax returns now.