Sen. Mitch McConnell releases new campaign ad - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Sen. Mitch McConnell releases new campaign ad

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - The media war continues in the race for U.S. Senate in Kentucky.

Republican Senator Mitch McConnell released his latest ad Wednesday and it features a Louisville company. The ad refers to a bill introduced by Sen. McConnell in 2012 that then became law. That law imposes duties on imported foreign products that receive subsidies from communist governments.

The ad comes the day after a commercial by Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes that accuses McConnell of not doing enough to save coal jobs.

On Wednesday afternoon, Grimes' campaign released a statement responding to the new McConnell ad:

"Mitch McConnell is trying to distract voters away from his 30-year failed Washington record," the statement read. "Under McConnell, Kentucky has lost tens of thousands of manufacturing jobs, while he has spent years supporting tax breaks that encourage companies to ship good Kentucky jobs overseas. The editor of a local paper maintains Mitch McConnell does not believe it his job to bring jobs to the Commonwealth. The special interest money that it takes to run this misleading ad won't get what they paid for because Kentuckians know the truth."

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