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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 McConnellBiden backs 0B compromise coronavirus stimulus bill US records over 14 million coronavirus cases On The Money: COVID-19 relief picks up steam as McConnell, Pelosi hold talks | Slowing job growth raises fears of double-dip recession | Biden officially announces Brian Deese as top economic adviser 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 RyanAmerican Greatness editor on how Trump's abandonment of populism affected 2020 election Paul Ryan calls for Trump to accept results: 'The election is over' Bottom line MORE (R-Wis.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainChoking — not cheating — was Trump's undoing Gabby Giffords congratulates Mark Kelly with throwback photo of her own swearing-in McConnell in tough position as House eyes earmark return 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 BrooksBiden says GOP senators have called to congratulate him The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Mastercard - Dem leaders back smaller COVID-19 relief bill as pandemic escalates Mo Brooks planning to challenge Electoral College votes 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 SessionsTime to bring federal employees home for every holiday Alabama zeroes in on Richard Shelby's future Tuberville incorrectly says Gore was president-elect in 2000 MORE, who left the Senate in February to take the helm at the Justice Department.