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Arrests, Strip Clubs Featured in Harsh House Ads
By The Associated Press
FRANKFORT, KY - Negative campaigning is increasing as the battle for control of Kentucky's House of Representatives intensifies days before the election.

The Kentucky House is the last legislative chamber in the South still controlled by Democrats. Republicans need to pick up four seats to win a majority for the first time since 1920.

Against the backdrop of one of the most raucous presidential elections in memory, politicians in Kentucky are letting it fly with abandon in 2016.

Recently, one candidate's old DUI arrest was resurrected, his mug shot mailed to voters. Another ad proclaimed a candidate "stole from us" for using a state seal and state postage on official campaign material. Still another featured a neon "Girls Girls Girls" sign above the smiling face of a 70-year-old former county judge executive.

Published 04:11 PM, Sunday Nov. 06, 2016
Updated 12:57 PM, Sunday Nov. 06, 2016

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