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

03/27/2013 10:09 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 .

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  • Bruce Layne wrote on March 28, 2013 10:12 AM :

    For a few days late last week, I was seeing a banner ad everywhere I went on the internet, urging me to “Stand with Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul to oppose Obamacare”. This was clearly an effort to glom onto the popularity of Rand Paul and the Stand With Rand movement that emerged from Senator Paul’s 13 hour filibuster in defense of our constitutional right not to be snuffed by a Hellfire missile launched from an unmanned drone, as is US foreign policy in several countries around the world.

    The odd thing is, there was a vote on funding Obamacare (HR 933) a week ago and Senator Paul voted no, and Senator McConnell voted yes.

    I hope I’m not targeted for a drone strike for mentioning this fact.

    As is often the case, Mitch McConnell is saying one thing and doing another. Don’t listen to the words. Watch the votes… and to the extent possible, the backroom deals. That’s what really counts. Politicians can say anything.

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