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New super PAC uses puppet of McConnell against him

New super PAC uses puppet of McConnell against him

by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 11:11 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky (WHAS11) -- A new super-PAC is using a puppet presented as if it were Senator Mitch McConnell to belittle his 2014 campaign for re-election.

"This is where Puppet Senator Mitch McConnell shoots ads and tells you ALL about his dysfunctional agenda," the website reads.  "We understand if that makes you want to vote for Alison Lundegran Grimes actually, were counting on it."

A video posted on the Puppet Pac website begins with footage of McConnell's news conference earlier this week when he told eporters he would be not be "doing a stakeout after every event" because he did not want to undermine his intended message at those events.

A puppet is then seen standing and dancing around a lectern bookended with the United States and Kentucky flags.

The super-PAC website says the puppet McConnell will answer questions.

"Have questions you would like to ask Puppet Senator Mitch McConnell, send them in and he would be happy to answer them," the website reads.  "Sen. Mitch McConnell won't come speak to your organization... Puppet McConnell will!"

As first reported by The Hill,

The email announcing the PAC was sent by Tyler Collins, the same Collins that attended a 2010 Fancy Farm event posing as a then-candidate Rand Paul (R-Ky.) supporter, wearing a tinfoil hat and carrying a racially-charged poster.

His appearance sparked controversy in Kentucky political circles as it was interpreted by some as an attempt by the campaign of Paul's Democratic opponent, Jack Conway, to reflect negatively on Paul
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