With the Sweet 16 tipping off, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee today is launching a new ad campaign against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, highlighting McConnell’s support for Washington special interests and opposition to Kentucky’s economic priorities. The 60 second radio ad uses play-by-play commentary during a basketball game to describe how far Mitch McConnell goes to score for Washington special interests and himself while blocking economic policies that would help Kentucky. The ad campaign will run statewide in Kentucky from March 28th to April 3rd and marks the first ad campaign of the cycle for the DSCC.
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“Kentuckians know that Mitch McConnell is playing for ‘Team Washington’ and not for Kentucky, and the DSCC is committed to holding Senator McConnell accountable,” said Guy Cecil, Executive Director for the DSCC. “Mitch McConnell is the walking, talking embodiment of everything that’s wrong with Washington D.C. He has helped send Kentucky jobs overseas and blocked job training for Kentucky workers. No wonder Mitch McConnell is the nation’s least popular Senator. Kentuckians deserve a leader who fights for them, not the Washington special interests.”
A December 2012 PPP poll showed McConnell to have just a 37% approval rating with 55% disapproval, the worst numbers of any Senator in the country. One month later, a Bluegrass poll showed that just 17% of registered voters in Kentucky planned to vote for him, and only 34% of Republicans. Most recently McConnell failed to hit 50% against a potential challenger despite the poll being conducted by a Republican firm.