McConnell Ad Calls Matt Bevin A Liar For Saying He Went To MIT (VIDEO)

AP

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released a TV ad Monday that slams his primary challenger Matt Bevin’s college education record.

The 30-second spot is based on an article in The Hill newspaper that was published in March, stating Bevin had listed the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the top of his educational profile on his LinkedIn page. MIT officials told The Hill that the program Bevin had listed on his career profile was not affiliated with the university.

“Newspapers say Bevin was dishonest about his resume, claiming he graduated from prestigious MIT,” the ad’s narrator said. “Not true again. Bevin never attended MIT, and MIT has no record of Bevin.” 

The six-figure ad buy will run in Kentucky, according to a press release from the campaign. 

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