On Wednesday, American Principles Project PAC (APP PAC) announced the launch of a $2 million campaign to expose Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s extreme record on gender issues. The effort will utilize digital ads and texting to reach over a million voters in the state ahead of this November’s gubernatorial election.
One campaign ad features former University of Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines recounting her experience of having to compete against biological male Lia Thomas at the NCAA women’s championship. You can watch that ad here.
Another ad slams Gov. Beshear for vetoing a bill to protect children from dangerous sex-change procedures, despite the fact that a strong majority of voters support such restrictions.
APP PAC President Terry Schilling released the following statement on the importance of the campaign:
“Four years ago, APP PAC ran our first political campaign on protecting women’s sports in Kentucky, warning voters that Andy Beshear would undermine female athletes if elected. At the time, we were fiercely attacked by Democrats and their allies in the media, who claimed we were trying to create a ‘wedge issue’ out of nothing. Nevertheless, our $600,000 campaign netted over 25,000 votes and nearly resulted in victory.
“Since then, our concerns have been fully vindicated. Last year, Gov. Beshear vetoed legislation to prohibit men in women’s sports, just a month after University of Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines was denied a trophy by a biological male competitor. And this spring, Beshear vetoed another bill to protect vulnerable kids from sterilizing drugs and mutilating surgeries being sold to them by the transgender industry. Both of these vetoes were a horrific betrayal of Kentucky families.
“While Beshear still deceitfully claims to be a ‘moderate’ governor, voters deserve to know the truth: he is completely beholden to the radical transgender industry and has as extreme a record as almost any other governor in America. We intend to make sure Kentuckians are fully aware of this fact before they head to the polls this fall.”