New Matt Bevin Ad: McConnell 'Betrayed Conservatives To Give Obama A Blank Check'
Bevin out with a new ad. The latest poll had McConnell leading Bevin by 42 in the KY primary which is now less than 3 months away.
A new television ad from Mitch McConnell's tea party challenger triggered a wave of hostility in what's already been a bitter GOP primary campaign.
In the 15-second spot, which was first reported by ABC News, Matt Bevin's campaign alleges that McConnell "betrayed conservatives to give Obama a blank check" when the Senate minority leader voted to advance a one-year debt limit extension.
A photo of McConnell and President Obama is shown on screen.
A spokeswoman for McConnell responded to the ad, which will air statewide in Kentucky, by describing Bevin as a "sad caricature of a failed challenger who is struggling to explain his bailouts, support for TARP, shady business dealings and resume falsification while flailing away with desperate attacks.” (via TPM)
Not the best ad. It lasts only 15 seconds but Bevin isspending $30,000 to run the spot statewide on cable in Kentucky.