McConnell, Grimes go positive in latest round of statewide ads

10/28/2014 02:02 PM

In a nod back to his first election in 1984, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell is bringing back the bloodhounds in one of his last ads of the 2014 electoral season as his Democratic challenger Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes also aims for a personal touch in her latest ad.

Kentuckians still brave enough to watch commercials in this $50 million dollar ad season will soon be seeing positive campaign spots featuring both McConnell and Grimes in the coming hours.

McConnell’s latest ad features a playful five term incumbent talking about ideas for the ads themselves. The often monotone McConnell even lets loose a chuckle at the end of the ad as he is surrounded by bloodhounds in an ode to his infamous campaign ad which landed him in office in 1984.

Grimes also opted for the direct-to-camera approach in her latest ad hitting on her campaign theme of the race as a referendum on Washington D.C.

In the spot, Grimes says “Kentucky can change Washington.” She continues saying that message is sent “not just by sending Mitch McConnell home, but also by sending a message to stop the partisanship and end the gridlock.”

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or


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