A fundraising group supporting U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is stepping up its efforts to define likely Democratic nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes as a rubber stamp for President Barack Obama.
The super PAC Kentuckians for Strong Leadership is launching a new television ad Friday evening that further tries to tie Grimes to Obama, who remains deeply unpopular in Kentucky.
At a cost of more than $550,000, the ad will run statewide and on cable for three weeks, ending on the day of the primary election, May 20.
The ad features pictures of Obama and Grimes and footage of Grimes saying she supports the national Democratic platform.
“Obamacare, the war on coal — that’s Obama’s agenda, and Alison Grimes supports Obama,” the narrator says. “After all the damage he did, Grimes embraced Obama’s platform and his re-election. Now his lieutenants are financing her campaign because Obama needs another vote in the Senate. And with Alison Grimes, that’s what he’ll get.”