(CNN) - Jack Conway, a Democrat vying for the seat of retiring Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning, took aim at the two-term Senator Wednesday in his first television ad.
"Jim Bunning used to be a great pitcher – now he's throwing high and wild, hitting working families where it hurts, stopping unemployment benefits in a recession," Conway says in the ad. "And Rand Paul and Trey Grayson, they are shamefully cheering him on."
Conway, Kentucky's attorney general, is in a race against Kentucky's Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo. Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson and Rand Paul, the son of Texas Rep. Ron Paul, are battling for the Republican nomination.
Sen. Jim Bunning, has been the recipient of criticism from both sides of the aisle over his three-day stalling of legislation to extend unemployment benefits. Bunning lifted his block Tuesday night, allowing the legislation to be approved by the Senate.