September 5th, 2014
Washington Post Fact Checker
By Glenn Kessler
“Thirty years of Mitch McConnell is long enough.”
–voice-over of ad for Alison Lundergan Grimes (D), candidate for U.S. Senate
This is one of those “kitchen sink” ads, in which a flurry of facts are tossed at the viewer, hoping something will stick. It also seeks to remind Kentucky voters that McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, has served five terms in office.
The central charge–that McConnell somehow profited from his office–is bogus, as we have documented before. But the other claims are lacking context as well. We have also given the ad the Truth Teller treatment above.