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February 10, 2016

McConnell Releases First Two TV Ads of 2014

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell released his first two TV ads of the election year on Wednesday — positive spots emphasizing that he has utilized his position on Capitol Hill to help Kentuckians in need.

Facing a competitive re-election, the Kentucky Republican’s new ads tout his efforts on behalf of workers who got cancer after being exposed to high levels of radiation at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in southwestern Kentucky. One of the workers, Robert Pierce, who suffered from throat cancer, is featured in both ads and can only speak in a whisper.

“These days I don’t I have much of a voice, but I and so many Kentuckians have been helped by someone with a strong voice, Mitch McConnell,” he says. McConnell ran an ad highlighting this same theme at the start of the 2008 election year.

The ads are backed by a “significant, six-figure buy” and will air statewide. McConnell is defending his seat against fellow Republican Matt Bevin in the primary and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.



“Strong Voice”:

The race is rated Leans Republican by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

  • JCE

    Um…never mind the damage I inflicted on America, look what I did for Kentucky.

  • Immir

    This country would be so much better off if this loser is sent packing, McConnelll represents everything that is wrong with congress and Republicans.

  • left wing

    mitch, the democrat claiming to be a pub

  • Alison106

    I’d enjoy seeing McConnell go the way of McDonnell…

  • lowCal90

    Where virtues, customs, and traditions guide our interactions with others, civilization’s order spontaneously grows upon the lattice of acceptable behavior determined by those principles.

  • terjeanderson

    Does that “acceptable behavior determined by those principles” include spamming irrelevant and completely off-topic posts using sock puppet identities?

  • Rowwdy Colt

    Another Rhino lying through his teeth.

  • Rowwdy Colt

    I just read some of Matt Bevin’s positions on issues like amnesty, Obamaocare, etc. If I were a Kentuckian, he would get my vote. As it is, I can only donate to his campaign. Anything to help to get McConnell out.

  • Softie

    The liberty school recognizes that the quacks and superstitions which most threaten liberty become more widely accepted in times of crisis.

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