Skip to comments.Challenger hopes to score off McConnell's campaign foul
Posted on 03/28/2014 5:19:35 AM PDT by cotton1706
Mitch McConnell's conservative primary challenger is hoping to score some points off of a highly publicized mistake by the Senate Minority Leader's re-election team.
Louisville businessman Matt Bevin, hoping to boost his underdog challenge against McConnell in Kentucky's May Republican primary, is going up with a TV commercial Friday that pokes fun at web video released earlier this week by the senator's campaign that included a clip of a team wearing blue uniforms celebrating a national championship in men's basketball. The major problem was that the team wasn't the Kentucky Wildcats, but instead the Duke University Blue Devils. There's little love among Kentucky college basketball fans for the powerhouse Atlantic Coast Conference school from North Carolina.
After apologizing for the error in the video, which was produced by an outside vendor, the McConnell campaign committed another foul by replacing the clip with an image of a University of Kentucky star basketball player, which possibly violated NCAA rules. The McConnell campaign ended up pulling the video, and the incident drew plenty of local and even some national coverage. It also gave both Bevin and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, McConnell's Democratic challenger, an opportunity to criticize the Senate GOP leader.
Now Bevin's going a step further, by running a TV commercial that features a cutout of McConnell in a blue Duke University jersey. And Bevin's campaign is running the ad Friday night during the showdown between the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville. The two Bluegrass State college basketball powerhouses are facing off in the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA tournament.
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Knock that turtle off his fence post Mr. Bevin!
I hope he had the obligatory, “I’m Mitch McConnell and I approved this message.” Beyond moronic. His campaign is obviously incompetent and clueless.
Kinda like Mitch is, huh?
It appears CNN was reminded that it works for the Uniparty.
I clicked the source and got, “Page Not Found.”