Mitch McConnell has done it again. The fading Kentucky Republican has gone beyond paying people to attend his rallies to having a non-Kentucky woman appear in his ad touting female support for Sen. McConnell in Kentucky.
Here is the new McConnell ad:
One of the four young women starring in a new McConnell ad criticizing Alison Lundergan Grimes isn’t from Kentucky.
The New York Times reported, “That woman, Dallas Knierman, who criticizes Ms. Grimes in the ad because “she wants me to believe that strong women and strong values are incompatible,” is registered in Mercer County, Pa., according to both states’ voter databases. On a personal blog, Ms. Knierman says she is student at the University of Louisville “hailing from Pennsyltucky.'”
Here’s the thing. Pennsyltucky isn’t a real place. It doesn’t exist in Pennsylvania, or Kentucky. People who live in the central more rural and conservative part of the state like to refer to themselves as being from Pennsyltucky. It’s almost unbelievable that on the same week that McConnell managed to get busted for having to buy supporters to come to his rallies, his campaign also got caught using a non-Kentucky voter in his new political ad.
This isn’t difficult. If a campaign is going to make an ad about Kentucky women, all of the women featured in the ad should be from Kentucky. It is not a high standard to reach considering that Mitch McConnell is one of the two senators from Kentucky. When will Republicans learn that they can’t get away with this stuff? The Internet will catch them every time.
The ironic thing is that the ad is titled, “Represents me,” which is exactly what Mitch McConnell doesn’t do for the Pennsylvania voter starring in his ad. Things are going from bad to worse for Sen. McConnell. Alison Lundergan Grimes is gaining momentum while the Republicans has to buy supporters to attend his rallies, and pass off non-Kentuckians in political ads.
McConnell is stumbling to the finish line, as his days as a United States senator may be numbered.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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