Mitch McConnell’s Democratic challenger releases powerful new campaign ad.

By |2019-08-25T12:03:26-08:00August 25th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |21 Comments

Courtesy of Newsweek:

Kentucky Senate candidate Amy McGrath released an ad Friday attacking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for having “left our coal miners behind years ago.”

The ad, currently running in McConnell’s home state, features a group of coal miners living with black lung disease. Pike County miner Jimmy Moore goes on to describe a 10-hour bus ride the 120-person group took last month to appeal to the senator for a restoration of their disability benefits. The objective of the meeting was to request that lawmakers collect additional taxes from coal companies to offset the miners’ medical costs.

“Ten hours on a bus, and we got to see him for all of one minute,” Moore says in the video.

McGrath took to Twitter with the campaign ad, writing “Our coal miners risked their lives to fuel our country—but Mitch McConnell would only give a group of them with black lung disease a scant minute when they rode 10 hours to visit him in Washington. My question for McConnell: Which side are you on?”

This is a pretty aggressive ad, that I think will really get a lot of attention in Kentucky.

McGrath is right that McConnell has not worked on behalf of his constituents for decades.

If she can get that message to the voters she has a real chance of beating him in 2020.

Not to put the cart before the horse, but if we take out both Mitch McConnel and Donald Trump it may not matter nearly as much if Democrats fail to take the Senate this eleection cycle so long as they hold onto the House and capture the presidency. 

In a case like that Democrats will be able to get shit done despite opposition from a now weakened GOP. 

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  1. Anonymous August 25, 2019 at 2:54 pm
  2. Anonymous in Chicago August 25, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    Wikipedia has a very good analysis on the 2020 Senate elections, broken down state-by-state. The Democrats have a real shot at winning back the Senate in 2020 and I hope that #MoscowMitch is sent packing back to Kentucky. His arrogance is unbelievable.

  3. Anonymously August 25, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    Excellent ad! I donated. We have to get rid of the turtle!

    • Koch Dealer August 26, 2019 at 6:23 am

      “Tooter seemed to have the Midas touch in reverse – everything he put his hands on turned to excrement. Inevitably, Tooter would wind up in a predicament that could easily turn fatal. He would call to Mr. Wizard for rescue, and the wise old lizard would then chant, “Drizzle, drazzle, drozzle, drome – time for this one to come home.” After gently scolding Tooter, Mr. Wizard would close each cartoon with his aphoristic reminder, “Be what you is and not what you is not! Folks that is what they is, is the happiest lot!”

  4. Anonymously August 25, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    Dr. Allen Francis said that Trump may end up being responsible for more deaths than Hitler, Stalin, and Mao.

  5. Anonymously August 25, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Donald Trump is humiliating himself by trying to campaign against the media by inventing fake anonymous quotes.

    • Anonymously August 25, 2019 at 3:47 pm

      Trump blindsided after Macron ‘covertly’ invites Iran Foreign Minister Zarif to G7 summit for talks: report

    • anon August 26, 2019 at 6:29 am

      There are several tells here that Trump is making the whole thing up. First, anytime Trump begins a story by claiming that someone said Mr. President or sir, he is lying. Secondly, notice how all of these world leaders say things to Trump, but they are never named. You better believe that if a leader at the G7 ever said this, Trump would have filmed it, used the person’s name, and had it blasted all over Fox News and his Twitter account in seconds. It is all childish nonsense that was invented by a sinking president who is planning on running against the press in 2020.

      It is an attack on journalism, which means that it is also an attack on the institution that keeps the American people informed. Trump and his allies have never hidden their goal of demolishing the free press and making all media coverage like Fox News, and if Trump loses in 2020, his friends are putting in place a mechanism to blame his defeat on the media.

      The right of the American people to know what their government is doing is in grave danger

  6. puck August 25, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    ugly is here. it’s been here since trump walked into America’s house. these men need better.

  7. anon August 25, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    People are running against both McCrotchnell and Plump.

  8. Anonymous August 26, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Good. Glad to see a democrat with some aggressive balls. That “we go high” shit will just lose another election.

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