FRANKFORT – A national political action committee that tries to elect Democrats to the U.S. House and Senate is expanding its TV buy for an ad that hits U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on guns.
The Progressive Change Campaign Committee announced that it is spending an additional $15,000 on an ad that criticizes McConnell for not endorsing gun control proposals. It announced earlier this week that it had spent $27,700 to air the ad.
The new buy will allow the ad to run during Saturday’s University of Louisville-Notre Dame basketball game, on three Sunday political talk shows aired in Lexington and Louisville and before President Obama’s State of the Union Address Tuesday on broadcast and cable in Lexington, Louisville and Washington, D.C., including FOX News.
“Thanks to over 3,000 small-dollar donations at GunOwnersForReform.com, we are expanding our TV ad buy in a way that will pressure Mitch McConnell where he’ll feel it most,” said Adam Green, co-founder of the PAC. “They will see that despite 82% of Kentuckians supporting criminal background checks for gun purchases, Mitch McConnell sides with the big gun industry that has spent $198,615 to get him elected,”
McConnell’s re-election campaign has said it expected “liberal” ads against McConnell for his support of the Second Amendment.
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