Bevin takes time capsule approach in new radio ad against McConnell

01/23/2014 12:25 PM

In trying to convince Kentucky Republican voters that U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell has “been in Washington too long,” Republican challenger Matt Bevin is using his newest radio ad to take listeners back to 1984 — when McConnell first got elected.

In the new minute long statewide radio ad, titled “Change”, the Bevin campaign seeks to illustrate that McConnell has lost touch with Kentuckians after 30-years in Washington.

“When Mitch was first elected to the Senate, the Cosby Show was brand new, Thriller was topping the charts, and the Cabbage Patch Kids were the hot toys, the announcer of the ad says. “A lot has changed since then, including Mitch McConnell.”

Bevin also released a second radio ad Thursday—titled “Future”—with Bevin explaining what is at stake in the 2014 U.S. Senate race and again calling McConnell a career politician.

The McConnell campaign brushed off the Bevin ads in a statement to Pure Politics.

“Another day, more absolutely ridiculous attacks from a guy desperately trying to justify his candidacy. When you tell everyone you went to MIT and the school has never heard of you, I guess all you’re left with is making stuff up about Mitch McConnell,” said McConnell Spokeswoman Allison Moore.


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