Mitch McConnell Launches Ad for Final Month of Primary

McConnell has one month left in his primary. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's latest TV ad kicks off his closing argument for the final month of the Kentucky Republican primary and sets up his message for the start of the general election.  

The positive spot, launched Monday and running for an undetermined amount of time, paints McConnell, a five-term incumbent, as "a genuine Kentucky workhorse." It highlights his work in the Senate against the president's health care law and "war on coal," as well as his efforts against tax increases and on a local fishing issue.  

"Mitch McConnell fights for our values, our future and our jobs," the ad's narrator says.  


The ad is running statewide on broadcast and cable stations, and it's backed by a significant six-figure buy, according to a campaign spokeswoman.  

McConnell faces Louisville businessman Matt Bevin in the May 20 primary. The winner will face Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes in the general election race, which is rated Lean Republican by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.