McConnell campaign launches new radio ad using pieces of his CPAC speech

03/27/2013 09:09 PM

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell will start airing a radio ad Thursday using soundbites from his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in which he tells conservatives to stand together to change the direction of the country.

McConnell’s campaign manager Jesse Benton said the campaign is spending “mid-five figures” on the statewide radio buy.

“If you believe in your heart that the direction Barack Obama wants to take this country is wrong, its time to stand up together and fight back,” McConnell says in the ad.

Benton said the campaign chose the spot because the message and he believes that the tone is uplifting.

The ad happens to launch the day after one of McConnell’s prospective Democratic opponents in 2014, Ashley Judd, announced she wouldn’t run .

Jacqueline Pitts

Jacqueline Pitts is the producer of Pure Politics, the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. In addition to booking guests and pulling all of the information from the field together into a half-hour show, Jacqueline is also a regular contributor to “The Grind.” That’s a weekly segment with the cn|2 political staff to take a closer look at some of the most important, most interesting and often least talked about happenings in Kentucky politics. Jacqueline is from Nashville, but she’s a proud Western Kentucky University graduate. Follow Jacqueline on Twitter @Jacqueline_cn2. She can be reached at 502-792-1114 or


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