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 McConnellMcConnell: I'm going to give Biden's Supreme Court nominee 'a fair look' Progressive millionaire group backs Cisneros, McBath in first public endorsements Clyburn calls for full-court press on voting rights 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 RyanHow Kevin McCarthy sold his soul to Donald Trump On The Trail: Retirements offer window into House Democratic mood Stopping the next insurrection MORE (R-Wis.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainVoto Latino CEO: Sinema will have a 'very difficult pathway' in 2024 reelection Meghan McCain rips 'selfish' Sarah Palin for dining out despite COVID-19 diagnosis Poll: Sinema approval higher among Arizona Republicans than Democrats 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 BrooksThese Senate seats are up for election in 2022 Judge questions Trump's claim of 'absolute immunity' in Jan. 6 lawsuits Alabama GOP gears up for fierce Senate primary clash 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 SessionsPress: For Trump endorsement: The more sordid, the better Those predicting Facebook's demise are blowing smoke If bitcoin is 'digital gold,' it should be taxed like gold MORE, who left the Senate in February to take the helm at the Justice Department.