New Ad Chronicles Journey That Began With Questions About His Ability To Ever Walk – And Continues With His Historic Run
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Today, Team Mitch released a new ad campaign which chronicles the Kentucky toughness embodied by the Commonwealth’s workhorse in the Capitol: Senator Mitch McConnell.
As Senator McConnell recounts in “Walk Again,” his earliest memory was adversity; “when I was a child, polio haunted America. The illness hit my home – and myself.” Never daunted by the difficulty or the devastation of the disease, Senator McConnell’s persistence powered a personal journey that began with questions concerning his ability to ever walk again – and continues with his historic run to represent Kentuckians in the United States Senate.
Senator McConnell has harnessed the very same degree of determination to help Kentucky families, workers, hospitals, and businesses combat the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to spearheading the passage of the largest economic rescue package in U.S. history, which totals $2.2 trillion in aid for the nation, Senator McConnell delivered billions in relief to lift every corner of the Commonwealth.
As Senator McConnell concludes in the ad, “we are conquering COVID together with Kentucky toughness and compassion. We will defeat this virus and get America back on its feet. And Kentucky will lead the way.”
Click here to watch “Walk Again.”
MITCH MCCONNELL: “My earliest memory was adversity. My father was at war – and so was I.
“When I was a child, polio haunted America.
“The illness hit my home – and myself.
“Doctors feared I’d lose my ability to walk. But my beloved mother, against all odds, stared down this enemy. And with persistence and tenacity, she defeated it.
“My first step forward was her greatest victory as she purchased my first pair of shoes – so that one day, I could walk the steps of the Senate to fight for you with the same persistence and tenacity she taught me.
“Today, we are conquering COVID together with Kentucky toughness and compassion. We will defeat this virus and get America back on its feet. And Kentucky will lead the way.
“I’m Mitch McConnell, and I approve this message.”