LOUISVILLE, Ky (WHAS11) -- Nine days after a secretly recorded Mitch McConnell campaign meeting was revealed on a liberal website, Kentucky's senior senator has released a televison ad blaming "Obama's allies" for the incident which is under investigation by the FBI.
The "How Dirty" ad is set to begin airing statewide on cable and broadcast television, starting Friday. It is a "six-figure ad buy," according to campaign manager Jesse Benton.
The ad links the recording, racially charged Twitter comments aimed at McConnell's wife by the liberal SuperPAC Progress Kentucky and an Americans United for Change ad campaign that used Al-Qaeda recruitment video to argue that McConnell's opposition to expanding background checks for gun sales helps terrorists.
"The far Left is desperate to hurt Senator McConnell and have resorted to some of the dirtiest tactics in memory," Benton said in a statement. "Whether it be the Left's racist attacks, their spying and illegal recording of our office meetings or comparing Mitch to mass-murderers and Al Qaeda terrorists, Kentuckians are appalled and will not stand for it."
Americans United for Change ad: