Skip to comments.Gov. DeWine Tells Kentucky Democratic Senate Candidate Amy McGrath to Stop Using His Image in Ads Against Sen. Mitch McConnell
Posted on 05/18/2020 9:05:42 AM PDT by lasereye
Gov. Mike DeWine released a statement asking that Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Amy McGrath not use his image in an attack ad against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Ohioans are focused exclusively on getting through COVID-19 and getting our people back to work, and Im proud to work with partners at the local and federal level to get it done. Its for that reason that Im particularly disappointed with an attack ad by Amy McGrath that uses my image against my friend, Mitch McConnell, DeWine said in a statement Saturday.
Mitch and I have worked together for a long time and I know that he is focused, as I am, on this crisis and I appreciate his leadership, the governor added. I ask for the McGrath campaign to remove my image from her advertising immediately.
McGrath, who is challenging McConnell this November for his Senate seat, released an ad Saturday called About You. In the 62 second long video, it briefly features an image of DeWine.
Republican governors like Mike DeWine in Ohio and Larry Hogan in Maryland, and Democrats like Andrew Cuomo in New York and our own governor Andy Beshear, the add said. They are all showing us what real leadership is and political parties has nothing to do with it.
After praising these governors for their work handling the coronavirus, McGrath switches to criticizing McConnell.
Senator McConnell sees it differently, he doesnt want to pass what he calls blue state bailouts even though Kentucky would get badly needed help too, she said. For Senator McConnell, it is always about politics.
In response to DeWines comments about the ad, McGrath said this is exactly what is wrong with politics.
Every comment is, unfortunately, examined through a red or blue lens. In this case, Im pointing out that leadership doesnt depend on your political jersey color. Its about your actions, McGrath tweeted.
Governors on both sides of the aisle are doing important work. Governor DeWine is one of them. It is disappointing that he rejects sincere appreciation from a Democrat, and it shows how far we have strayed from our ideals as a nation, she concluded.I strongly stand by my ad.
Cook Political Report, which is a non-partisan newsletter that analyzes elections and campaigns, says Kentuckys Senate seat will likely remain Republican. By its rating likely, it means that the race is not competitive, but has the potential to become competitive.
McConnell maybe shouldn't have said the "blue state" part, but at the same time, it's not his fault that the states that are the biggest fiscal disasters are all blue states.
Translation: Leave my fellow Never Trumper alone!
DeWine was the only one who saw the ad lol.
So McGrath is in effect endorsing the Dem spending bill just passed, wanting Kentuckians to subsidize the super rich in other states and giving wealthy investors the Earned Income Tax Credit.
This ought to make for some good campaign ads against her.
Stick a fork in McGrath, she’s done. Unforced error. Clearly a RINO.
McGrath is a democrat. Odd thing is that all her commercials are not about winning the democrat primary for the senate. but are geared toward the general election in the fall. She assumes she's got the democrat nomination, which she may have since Gov Beshear (D) issued an executive order for all primary ballots to be absentee.
Um, this bitch is a democrat candidate (presumed nominee), not some primary opponent.
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