FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: June 27, 2019
Contact: Ryan Aquilina
Ditch Mitch Fund Releases New Ad Against Mitch McConnell Over Merrick Garland and Brett Kavanaugh
Ad uses McConnell’s own words to hold him accountable for politicizing America’s independent judiciary, is third in a series of such ads
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Ditch Mitch Fund released the third in a series of ads using Senator Mitch McConnell’s own words against him.
The ad is part of a five-figure digital buy and starts with a Kentucky farmer saying, “In Kentucky, we know exactly what’s wrong in Washington.” The ad then features a recording of McConnell saying that one of his “proudest moments” was telling President Obama he would not confirm Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.
The woman in the ad then plays another recording of McConnell vowing to “plow right through” with Brett Kavanaugh’s lifetime confirmation despite credible allegations of sexual assault made against him by multiple women.
The ad’s release directly coincides with the Supreme Court’s decision today to allow partisan gerrymandering – a decision which would have likely had a different outcome if Mitch McConnell had not blocked Merrick Garland’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.
“No one has done more damage to our country and to our democracy than Mitch McConnell,” said Ryan Aquilina, Executive Director of the Ditch Mitch Fund. “By politicizing our independent judiciary and ignoring women who speak up about sexual assault, Mitch has shown he’s willing to do anything to get his way. Mitch McConnell always puts party before country.”
Like the previous two ads in the series, the ad was produced by Mark Putnam of Putnam Partners, who also produced some of 2018’s most talked-about ads, including Amy McGrath’s viral congressional launch video.
The Ditch Mitch Fund, started in October 2018, is a grassroots-funded organization that is solely dedicated to holding Mitch McConnell accountable, supporting his future Democratic opponent, and defeating McConnell once and for all in 2020. To date, the Ditch Mitch Fund has raised over $1 million with an average gift of $22.
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