Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellPelosi urges end to Pentagon's clawback of soldier overpayments Coffman’s stance on climate change disingenuous, irresponsible Bill Murray honored with Mark Twain Prize MORE (R-Ky.) is touting his conservative credentials in his newest ad, released one month ahead of his primary against Tea Party challenger Matt Bevin (R).
McConnell has held comfortable leads against Bevin in most polling, but is taking no chances on the May 20 primary and has been spending heavily to lock up a primary win.
He's expected to face Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) in the general election, where the two have been neck and neck in polling.
"It's curious that a self-described 'work horse' hasn't found the time to propose a jobs plan in the face of these trying economic times," Grimes spokeswoman Charly Norton said in response to the ad.
This post was updated at 2:27 p.m.