Mitch McConnell has spent the last six months beating off attacks from his Republican primary challenger, who alleges that the Senate minority leader hasn't done enough to stop -- repeal, really -- Obamacare.
Which makes a new ad in support of McConnell, released Wednesday by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a little hard to explain. The words "repeal" or "stop" are nowhere to be found. Instead, the ad touts that McConnell "is leading the fight to fix this Obamacare mess."
The ad starts by reiterating some of the conservative scare lines about the law -- losing a doctor or skyrocketing premiums -- and then praises McConnell for his work to "fix this Obamacare mess" by lowering costs and reducing red tape. It ends with a message urging voters to support the senator.
Ironically, that almost sounds like the "fix, don't repeal" message that Democratic campaigns want to utilize to fend off Republican attacks over the health care reform law, as TPM reported.
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