Many people have asked me why I’ve decided to wade back into the tumultuous waters of politics, and the answer is simple — I have unfinished business. As I said when I ran for Attorney General and won in 2003, I will not rest until the people responsible for planting these seeds of destruction are held accountable in Kentucky courtrooms. I was the first attorney general in the nation to sue Purdue Pharma, and I fully intend to hold those equally complicit accountable as well.

While we cannot fix the devastation for Kentucky families who have lost loved ones, we can and will hold those responsible financially accountable and work with the General Assembly to use those funds for treatment for those still battling the scourge these corporate pushers helped create. Kentucky currently has multiple lawsuits pending against drug manufacturers and distributors, and I intend to see them through.

These corporate drug pushers are no better than the cartel drug syndicates. My opponent is relying on these big drug companies to funnel hundreds of thousands of dollars to help his campaign. After all, he’s a former Washington lobbyist whose salary was paid by the very drug pushers he claims he will prosecute, because they know I won’t back down.