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 sets Monday test vote on criminal justice bill Senate votes to end US support for Saudi war, bucking Trump Former FBI official says Mueller won’t be ‘colored by politics’ in Russia probe 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 RyanThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump says he 'never directed' Cohen to break the law | GOP reels from Trump shutdown threat | Alleged spy Butina pleads guilty to conspiracy charge The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act kneecaps American factory workers The Hill's Morning Report — Where the shutdown fight stands MORE (R-Wis.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainSenate Armed Services chair not convinced of need for Trump's Space Force Jenny McCarthy: ‘The View’ producers asked me to ‘act Republican’ Flake warns in farewell speech: US political climate 'is not healthy' 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 BrooksHouse GOP returns to Washington after sobering midterm losses Trump immigration measures struggle in the courts Latino groups intervene in Alabama census lawsuit 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 SessionsChief Justice of California Supreme Court leaves GOP over Kavanaugh confirmation Trump attorney general pick a prolific donor to GOP candidates, groups: report Press: Mueller closes in on Trump MORE, who left the Senate in February to take the helm at the Justice Department.