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February 13, 2016

Two Conservative Groups Target McConnell in Radio Ads | #KYSEN

Two outside groups that support conservative candidates have launched radio ads this week targeting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The Senate Conservatives Fund announced Tuesday that it’s spending nearly $50,000 to run a statewide radio ad for the next two weeks that urges the Kentucky Republican to oppose funding President Barack Obama’s health care law. It’s run similar ads against six other Republican senators, though not all are up for re-election next year.

The Madison Project, which has officially endorsed McConnell’s GOP primary opponent, Matt Bevin, went a step further in its ad, calling on conservatives to “dump” McConnell. The group spent just more than $27,000 on its statewide ad, according to Federal Election Commission filings.

As he vies for a sixth term, McConnell is facing candidates from the Republican, Democratic and Libertarian parties. Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is the likely Democratic nominee, and Harrodsburg police officer David Patterson has announced he will seek the Libertarian nomination.

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




  • Layla

    It’s about time. This man is no leader. He’s hurt, not helped the party. Leaders in both houses, both sides need to go.

  • hepette

    repubs are the obstructionists.

  • The Spirit of the Laws

    Since we cannot restrict liberty to circumstances where we know it will lead to positive results, our faith in liberty rests on the understanding that it will, in the long run, unleash much more potential for good than for evil.

  • Freedom First

    Despite claims that individualism opposes altruism, it is egoism that opposes altruism & it is individualism which opposes collectivism.

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