Conservative Groups Targetting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) with Primary Attack Ads

by Colonel on January 9, 2013

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is facing the first attack ads of his 2014 reelection campaign, from a conservative group accusing him of selling out Republican principles by working with the Obama administration on a “fiscal cliff” deal.

ForAmerica, which bills itself as “an online army of over 3 million people,” is placing online ads in Kentucky and nationally on, the Daily Caller and the Drudge Report. The ads have a photograph of McConnell between Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama and read, “Mitch McConnell: Whose Side Are You On?”

Readers are directed to the group’s website to sign a petition and “let McConnell and congressional Republicans know conservatives are watching and will hold accountable those who go against the principles they claim to support!”

The ads against McConnell come despite the fact that the senator scores a 95 percent on ForAmerica’s “Freedom Meter,” which measures where lawmakers stand on issues important to the organization.

” — Amanda Terkel, Copyright 2013

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