By Mario Trujillo - 08/15/13 11:55 AM EDT
The ad, coming ahead of a tough reelection fight for the Senate GOP leader, features a Ford Motor Co. worker urging McConnell not to cut Social Security, a popular refrain of Democrats on the campaign trail.
“When Sen. Mitch McConnell supports cutting Social Security, he is breaking a promise and he is hurting our families,” said Kirk Gillenwaters in the ad. “Sen. McConnell, if anything, we need to expand Social Security benefits, not cut them.”
The Progressive Change Campaign Committee spent nearly $4 million in the 2012 election and has raised a little more than $1 million in 2014, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
McConnell, up for reelection in 2014, is facing Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan-Grimes (D) and a Republican primary challenge from businessman Matt Bevin.