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Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell isn't known to be a warm and fuzzy person. Unlike many elite politicians he doesn't have a knack for appearing relatable to the average voter.

More fitting adjectives for the Senate Republican leader that come to mind are guarded, brusque and ruthlessly calculating. His approval rating is underwater in Kentucky, according to a recent Bluegrass Poll.

So the 30-year incumbent, who's aspiring to be majority leader, is out with a pair of television ads trying to humanize him as a regular Joe in the final days of his tough reelection fight.

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