Kentucky senate challenger Matt Bevin (R) launched an attack ad Wednesday, calling Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) own attacks towards Bevin hypocritical in light of McConnell’s support of taxpayer bailouts for Wall Street.
McConnell had released an ad at the end of July branding his challenger “Bailout Bevin,” claiming that the candidate’s Connecticut-based businesses failed to pay their taxes.
The 30-second TV spot will run statewide, according to Bevin’s campaign. The amount of the ad buy was not disclosed. The ad’s narrator says that after voting for bailouts over his 30 years in the Senate, “slinging mud is all Sen. McConnell has left.”
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