A conservative nonprofit is launching a new ad touting Sen. Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellThough flawed, complex Medicaid block grants have fighting chance Sanders: 'If you don't have the guts to face your constituents,' you shouldn't be in Congress McConnell: Trump's speech should be 'tweet free' MORE (R-Ky.) and Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulConquering Trump returns to conservative summit Rand Paul rejects label of 'Trump's most loyal stooge' GOP healthcare plans push health savings account expansion MORE (R-Ky.) as partners in the fight against ObamaCare.
The ad, from Kentucky Opportunity Coalition, is backed by a $382,000 buy and will run for a week across the state.
“For Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, fighting ObamaCare isn’t about politics. It’s a fight for the Kentucky families who are losing their health coverage,” the ad says.
It adds that the two are “working together to stop ObamaCare.”
The spot could give McConnell some cover on his right flank, where he faces a challenge from conservative Matt Bevin, by aligning him with Tea Party favorite Paul.
And it emphasizes his opposition to a widely unpopular law, one that’s given Democrats a political headache with a rocky rollout in recent weeks.
Kentucky Opportunity Coalition is the nonprofit aligned with super-PAC Kentuckians for Strong Leadership, which has hammered Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes with hundreds of thousands of dollars in attacks.
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