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U.S. Chamber of Commerce releases new ad touting Mitch McConnell

McConnellGrimesBy Sam Youngman
syoungman@herald-leader.com

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will begin running a new television ad in Kentucky starting Wednesday that describes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as someone who is fighting against “Obamacare” and for Kentucky’s future.

The ad features several pictures of women and families and is narrated by two female voices, both of which warn against President Barack Obama’s health care law and portray McConnell as waging war against the law on behalf of Kentuckians.

“Most of us don’t get caught up in politics,” the women say, trading off lines. “Between kids, bills, work there’s just no time for it. But this Obamacare mess is scary.”

The Chamber of Commerce would not say how much money it is putting behind the ad, calling it “significant.”

This is the second ad the Chamber of Commerce has run in Kentucky on McConnell’s behalf.

The first, which ran last December, focused on coal.

A Herald-Leader/WKYT Bluegrass Poll released earlier this month showed likely Democratic nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes with a slim 4-point advantage over McConnell, but her lead among women voters was 12 points.

Filed Under: Alison Lundergan GrimesElectionsMitch McConnellUS Senate Race

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  1. CoolerKing says:

    If a politician consistently supports policies that help the rich get richer while the rest of the country gets poorer, then the Chamber of Commerce will probably support that politician. Exhibit A: Mitch McConnell