McConnell campaign ad pokes fun at Democratic recruiting effort

04/02/2013 03:54 PM

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s re-election campaign has released a new online video that again pokes fun at the Democrats’ efforts to recruit a candidate against the Senate minority leader.

The Hill first reported on Tuesday about the video called, “Remembering…The Campaigns that Never Were.”

The three-minute-long parody video opens with a cinema theme and then shows President Barack Obama saying “You learn that politics isn’t easy, this year I’ve experienced my share of disappointments.”

The curtains then open on Ashley Judd showing the date — March 27 — that she decided against a U.S. Senate run to challenge McConnell.

The ad goes on to show Democratic Kentucky politicians who have turned down a run against McConnell. The long list includes politicians like Gov. Steve Beshear, Congressman John Yarmuth, former State Auditor Crit Luallen, House Speaker Greg Stumbo and more.

The video is a follow-up to a previous campaign ad titled “Obama’s Kentucky Candidate” narrated through clips of President Obama pointing out people in a crowd to show all of the Kentucky Democrats mentioned as potential opponents to McConnell in 2014.

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