Senate candidate rips McConnell's 'slime machine' in new ad

Roy Moore, the former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice leading the GOP field in the state's Senate race, is ripping Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellPolitical figures pay tribute to Charles Krauthammer Charles Krauthammer dies at the age of 68 Overnight Energy: EPA declines to write new rule for toxic spills | Senate blocks move to stop Obama water rule | EPA bought 'tactical' pants and polos MORE's "D.C. slime machine" in a new ad.

The 30-second ad spot echoes President Trump's calls to "drain the swamp" in Washington and attacks the Senate majority leader for "spending millions to attack" Moore, an apparent reference to a Politico report that the Kentucky Republican's super PAC is gearing up to spend as much as $8 million to back Sen. Luther Strange's (R-Ala.) campaign.

"They lied about repealing ObamaCare. Now, Mitch McConnell’s D.C. slime machine is spending millions spreading lies about Roy Moore, bearing false witness," the ad's narrator says.

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"Why? We know why. We all know why," the ad continues. "Roy Moore is honest and Roy Moore is his own man. And Roy Moore fears God, stands for the Constitution, fights for what is right and believes what we believe.

"Drain the swamp. Send McConnell a message. Send them all a message," it says, showing the faces of prominent Democratic and Republican lawmakers, including House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanGeorge Will: Vote against GOP in midterms Trump tweet may doom House GOP effort on immigration On The Money — Sponsored by Prudential — Trump floats tariffs on European cars | Nikki Haley slams UN report on US poverty | Will tax law help GOP? It's a mystery MORE (R-Wis.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainDon’t disrespect McCain by torpedoing his clean National Defense Authorization Act Meghan McCain rips Trump's 'gross' line about her dad Trump's America fights back MORE (R-Ariz.).

A poll released Monday put Moore at the front of the crowded GOP primary field in Alabama's Senate race, with 30 percent support. Strange is trailing in second place with 22 percent, followed by Rep. Mo BrooksMorris (Mo) Jackson BrooksLoyalty to Donald Trump is new normal for the Republican Party GOP rep on Trump calling media an enemy: 'I would call it a political foe' Alabama sues Census Bureau for counting undocumented immigrants MORE (R-Ala.) at 19 percent.

The candidates are set to face off in the primary election on Aug. 15. The general election will be held in December.

The candidates are fighting to fill the seat previously occupied by Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump administration creating family reunification task force: report Mexican airline pledges to reunite immigrant families separated by Trump policy for free Jennifer Lopez sounds off on Trump immigration policy MORE, who left the Senate in February to take the helm at the Justice Department.