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Elaine Chao will star in new McConnell ad after 'she is Asian' tweet

Elaine Chao will star in new McConnell ad after 'she is Asian' tweet

by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 5, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 6 at 5:02 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Mitch McConnell’s wife was thrown into the center of the U.S. Senate race after a controversial tweet over the weekend. Now, Elaine Chao is starring in McConnell’s latest ad released Tuesday morning.


Chao was at the center of a media firestorm this weekend after a Democratic consultant sent out a tweet stating she isn't about Kentucky and is Asian.

McConnell’s Democratic opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes, rebuked the tweet. Grimes said the tweet did not come from her camp and those type of comments have no place in the senate race.

Team Mitch will spend six-figures to air the ad featuring Chao.

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