McConnell is favored to win the May 20 GOP primary. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell released a second television ad in as many weeks ahead of his GOP primary in Kentucky.
The latest statewide TV ad works to stem any damage caused by McConnell’s recent comment to the Beattyville Enterprise that bringing jobs to Kentucky his not his job. Titled “Hero,” the ad lays out specific instances where McConnell “helped save” Kentucky jobs.
After entering the cycle as a top tea party target, McConnell is favored against Louisville businessman Matt Bevin in the May 20 primary. The winner will face Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes in the general election.
The race is rated Lean Republican by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.