McConnell airs anti-ObamaCare Xmas ad

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is having a bit of fun with the holidays, releasing a radio ad parodying " 'Twas the Night Before Christmas" to attack ObamaCare and his Democratic opponent.

" 'Twas the night before Christmas, four years ago. Liberals wanted ObamaCare, but Kentucky said 'no,' " McConnell says in the ad. " 'If you like your plan, you can keep it,' ” they said with a twinkle in their eye. Newspapers now say that was the year's biggest lie. Higher taxes, more spending, sky high record debt. Obama’s war on coal — had enough yet?"

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McConnell goes on to tie his opponent, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D), to President Obama before wishing all Kentuckians — including Grimes — a happy holiday.

"So Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to Kentuckians all — especially Alison Lundergan Grimes, I’ll see you next fall," he says.

Grimes's campaign fired back against the ad.

"As we've seen from his insurmountable disapproval ratings, Kentuckians are tired of Mitch McConnell's silly political games," said Grimes spokeswoman Charly Norton. "Our campaign looks forward to continuing to hold McConnell accountable as folks across the Commonwealth unite around Alison's campaign. The people of Kentucky are ready for a new Senator in the new year."

McConnell and Grimes have been close in the polls, though most observers believe he has the edge in the Republican-leaning state.

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