Skip to comments.Bevin goes on attack with anti-McConnell radio ads
Posted on 01/24/2014 6:28:25 AM PST by cotton1706
FRANKFORT, Ky. Republican Matt Bevin released radio ads Thursday depicting Sen. Mitch McConnell as an out-of-touch Washington insider and characterizing their race as a fight for "the heart and soul" of the political process.
Bevin tries to capitalize on his outsider status with the two statewide ads, his first of the new year. His campaign called it a "substantial" ad buy but didn't provide specifics.
The Louisville businessman is mounting a long-shot bid to unseat McConnell the five-term Republican Senate leader in the May 20 primary in Kentucky.
The Democratic front-runner in the race is Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.
One ad pokes at McConnell's longevity, noting the Cosby Show was new, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" topped the charts and Cabbage Patch Kids were hot toys when McConnell was first elected to the Senate.
"A lot has changed since then, including Mitch McConnell," the ad says. "A career, Washington politician, he's lost touch with Kentucky."
Bevin reinforces his conservative views in the ad, stating his opposition to abortion, support for gun-ownership rights and vowing to never support funding for President Barack Obama's health care law.
McConnell campaign spokeswoman Allison Moore said Bevin came out with the "lame attacks" just a day after the challenger denounced negative-style campaigning.
"Kentuckians can't believe a word that comes out of this guy's mouth," she said.
The other ad lays out what Bevin sees as the stakes in his upstart challenge to McConnell.
"This is a battle for the heart and soul of the entire political process," Bevin says in the ad. "Will we continue to have a government of, and by and for the people? Or will we be instead a government of, and by and for a handful of career politicians and their Washington cronies?"
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Everyone on freerepublic should contribute to Bevin’s campaign. This is our battle, too and we may never have this opportunity again. Same goes for S.C. and the effort to unseat pretty boy.
I agree wholeheartedly! If only we could get a candidate like Bevin in Arizona.
“Kentuckians can’t believe a word that comes out of this guy’s mouth”
There’s some heavy duty irony.
Ever since Mitch decided to cut off his own nose in a spiteful fashion, I hear lots of people in Kentucky say, “I can’t believe a word that comes out of this guy’s mouth” about him.
I am from Alabama and I have already contributed to Bevin’s campaign and plan on doing so again soon. It takes money to take down a career politician and radio spots are not free. It takes more than just posting our thoughts on the internet, we have to put our money where our mouths and hearts are. Please contribute as much as you can.
Some Freepers still back McConnell. I rebuke them. GO BEVIN
I filled out the form, put a goose-egg in the check box marked "Other" for a contribution, and wrote "Matt Bevin for Senate" all over it. Then I spent their money to mail it back to them.