New McConnell ad highlights FBI investigation into recording and other Democratic attacks

04/18/2013 08:34 AM

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign is playing up the recent campaign headquarters recording and recent attack ads against the Senator in the campaign’s new commercial.

The new thirty second ad, first reported on by Politico , asks “How dirty will Obama’s allies get?” as it highlights the FBI investigation into the secret recording of a strategy meeting of the McConnell campaign as well as recent ads put out by Democratic groups comparing McConnell’s views on gun control to that of Al Qaeda leaders.

The ad — titled “How Dirty?” — is a six-figure ad buy set to air statewide, both on cable and broadcast, starting Friday.

See the ad here:

“The far left is desperate to hurt Senator McConnell and have resorted to some of the dirtiest tactics in memory,” said campaign manager Jesse Benton. “Whether it be the Left’s racist attacks, their spying and illegal recording of our office meetings or comparing Mitch to mass-murderers and Al Qaeda terrorists, Kentuckians are appalled and will not stand for it.”

But national Democrats say that the new McConnell ad and recent actions, including claims of the office recording being “Gestapo kind of scare tactics”, are a ploy to make himself the victim.

“Mitch McConnell is the living, breathing embodiment of everything that is wrong with Washington,” DSCC Press Secretary said in a statement to Pure Politics. “Polls show that McConnell is the most unpopular senator in the entire country, so he is desperate to play the victim, even comparing himself to victims of the Nazis.”

The ad is McConnell’s second of the 2014 cycle.

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