Governor Ernie Fletcher is on the defensive after being criticized by one of his Republican gubernatorial opponents in her political ads.
The Fletcher campaign portrays former U.S. Rep. Anne Northup as a ballpark bully in an ad that began running May 8, 2007. The ad's narrator reads: Northup has voted against school prayer and for the largest tax increase in history.
Northup unleashed her sharpest criticism of Fletcher during a debate May 7. She said Fletcher has not been the ethical governor he promised to be, and that he has embellished his administration's accomplishments.