(CNN) - A liberal nonprofit group said Thursday it would begin airing an ad hitting Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell that uses a video produced in 2011 showing an American al Qaeda spokesperson showing how to obtain guns in the U.S.
Americans United for Change, the group behind the ad, will initially spend $5,000 to air the spot in Lexington, according to spokesman Jeremy Funk.
(CNN) – An official with a local Democratic Party group alleged Thursday a Kentucky-based liberal organization was responsible for the secretly recorded tapes of Sen. Mitch McConnell plotting campaign strategy.
Jacob Conway, an executive committee member of the Louisville-Jefferson County Democratic Party, told CNN that members of Progress Kentucky admitted to him in February they made the recording. That's the same group behind offensive tweets posted last month targeting McConnell's wife.
(CNN) – One of the questions to emerge from that secret recording of a Mitch McConnell campaign strategy session is whether it proves the Senate Minority Leader is caught on tape misusing his congressional staff.
The DC-based watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics and Washington has asked the FBI to investigate.
(CNN) – Calling the surreptitious recording of a strategy session "Gestapo kind of scare tactics," Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign chief said Wednesday the FBI was continuing their investigation of the audio tapes at the Senate GOP leader's campaign offices.
"The FBI is taking this very seriously," McConnell's campaign manager Jesse Benton said on Mike Huckabee's radio show. "They were at our office for about an hour today. They tell us that they're running down some leads."
(CNN) – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's re-election campaign is "working with the FBI" on how Mother Jones, a liberal magazine, obtained a recording of political aides meeting with McConnell and discussing opposition research on Ashley Judd, McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton told CNN Tuesday.
In the recordings, political operatives huddling at the senator's campaign headquarters in Kentucky, are heard discussing potentially attacking Judd's mental health, as well as her left-leaning politics, if she had decided to make a bid against McConnell, who's running for a sixth term in office next year.
(CNN) – Not wasting any time, the group tasked with getting Democrats elected to the Senate is already on the offensive against the most powerful Republican in the upper chamber.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee released its first political ad of the cycle Thursday, targeting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as he faces re-election in November 2014.
(CNN) – The election is still more than a year away, but Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign coffers got a boost Monday when fellow Republican Sen. Marco Rubio helped rake in more than $230,000 at a fundraiser in Kentucky.
At the event, Rubio praised McConnell, the Republican leader in the Senate, for his drive in pushing forward the GOP agenda in the upper chamber.
(CNN) - Kentucky Democrats are labeling remarks made by Sen. Mitch McConnell at a conservative conference Friday "disgusting" and "way over the line," and demanding an apology from the Senate Republican leader.
The remarks came at the Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington. Looking ahead to the 2016 presidential election, McConnell quipped, "Don't tell me Democrats are the party of the future when their presidential ticket for 2016 is shaping up to look like a rerun of the 'Golden Girls.'"
(CNN) – Former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao is using her husband Mitch McConnell's first 2014 re-election TV commercial to push back against a recent attack on her ethnicity.
In the ad, released Wednesday by the Senate minority leader's campaign, Chao looks into the camera and says "you've seen the ads attacking my husband. As Mitch McConnell's wife, I've come to expect them. Now, far left special interests are also attacking my ethnicity, even attacking Mitch's patriotism because he's married to me. That's how low some people will stoop."
(CNN) – It's only March of 2013, but Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is going up with the first TV commercial of his 2014 re-election bid.
The Kentucky Republican's campaign confirms to CNN that they'll begin running a television spot starting Thursday. The campaign characterizes the spot as positive and that it will have "a female focus to it." The campaign says they're spending six-figures to run the commercial for a week in the Louisville and Lexington markets, which cover most of Kentucky.