Mitch McConnell Targeted By Conservative Group In Attack Ads: ‘Whose Side Are You On?’
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is already facing serious opposition for his 2014 reelection campaign, but it’s not from the side you might expect: conservative group ForAmerica is targeting McConnell for his part in the recent fiscal cliff negotiations, telling viewers, he and other Republicans like him “talk conservative but govern as liberals.”
The group has placed ads online in Kentucky, as well as nationally on FoxNews.com, the Drudge Report, and the Daily Caller. ForAmerica asks McConnell, “Whose side are you on?”
For the online ads, readers are asked to click on a link, directing them to sign a petition to “let McConnell and congressional Republicans know conservatives are watching.” The group vows to “hold accountable” those who go “against” conservative principles.
ForAmerica Chairman L. Brent Bozell III said in a statement, “Senator McConnell often talks a tough game and sells himself as a conservative, but his actions speak louder than his words.” Bozell called him “President Obama‘s bag man” in the fiscal cliff “disaster” and said McConnell is “more interested in the art of the bad deal rather than standing up and fighting for conservative principles.
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