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Press Release

    Mitch McConnell: A “Work Horse” for Special Interests

    Originally Published in FreedomWorks For America on 4/21/14.

    FreedomWorks for America Debunks the Latest Misleading Team Mitch McConnell Ad

    Washington, DC- The latest ad released by Team Mitch, the campaign to reelect moderate Republican Senator from Kentucky Mitch McConnell, makes multiple false claims and attempts to sugar coat the Senator’s dismal record in Washington. The ad claims that six-term Senator McConnell “saved 99% of Kentuckians from an Obama income tax increase,” that he “fights for Kentucky miners against Obama’s war on coal,” and that he’s “leading the fight against ObamaCare.”

    The statements in the Team Mitch ad could not be further from the truth, and FreedomWorks for America President Matt Kibbe released the following statement to correct the falsehoods throughout the ad:

    “This latest McConnell ad is an exercise in revisionist half-truths and downright lies. Not only did Mitch McConnell fail to fight ObamaCare when it counted, he voted to fund it, and now claims he wants to work to fix it. Mitch McConnell brags about tax relief, but fails to mention that he personally negotiated with Vice President Biden to raise taxes on 77 percent of U.S. households. During McConnell’s ‘fight’ to stop Obama’s war on coal, two coal mining companies filed for bankruptcy, coal mining stocks plummeted, and 2,000 Kentucky coal miners lost their jobs in 2013.”

    “The only values, future, and jobs that Mitch McConnell fights for are the ones in the offices of K Street and Congress. It’s time to send some new blood to Washington like Matt Bevin, who will put Kentuckians first and take a stand against Obama and the Senate Democrats, not coordinate with them to pass bad legislation.”

    FreedomWorks for America has hundreds of volunteers out canvassing neighborhoods and talking to voters across Kentucky leading up to the primary. Over 20,000 yard signs and 150,000 door hangers have been sent to support Matt Bevin. Over 100,000 phone calls have been made to targeted voters across the state to date.

    FreedomWorks for America is a grassroots service center to a community of over 6 million activists supporting candidates who believe in individual liberty and constitutionally-limited government. For more information, please visit www.FreedomWorksForAmerica.org or contact Jackie Bodnar at JBodnar@FreedomWorks.org.

    6 comments
    cindy.loy.90's picture
    Cindy Loy
    04/22/2014

    I wouldn't call him a "work horse"! More like an "old mule" or better yet an "old ass" that works real hard for himself and his rich buddies. Pretty good deal in the works with the pipeline, isn't it Mitch? 100 million, now that's a hard day's work!

    stonestone's picture
    stone stone
    04/21/2014

    You want to talk about special interests? How about a fake grass roots movement funded by billionaires, lobby groups, and outside industry interests setup to try and buy the political system. That's what one could easily qualify as "Special interests"...

    stonestone's picture
    stone stone
    04/22/2014

    Yeah... ok. so Mr. Sorros. Big whoopty-doo. That pales in comparison given that basically the entire GOP has been bought out by special interests and billionaires who fund the tea party. No matter- the Majority of Americans know this and will promptly help shoo out the remainder of the GOP and what they stand for.

    Moose Airborne's picture
    Moose Airborne
    04/22/2014

    TROLL!!! HOW ABOUT GEORGE SOROS FUNDED SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS. OBAMMA IS NOTHING BUT A COMMUNIST FUNDED SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP!!!

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    Moose Airborne
    04/22/2014

    I think someone let the TROLL out of his cage!!!

    Morlocke's picture
    Morlocke
    04/22/2014

    Sure, let's talk about special interests. How about Tom Steyer, who promised $100 million to Democrats who oppose the Keystone Pipeline? I'm sure it is just a coincidence that he profits from its delay... and that it subsequently got delayed by the Obama administration.

    At least this "fake grass roots movement" (any supporting evidence yet?) equally criticizes politicians from both parties for catering to special interest groups.