Chemistry Group Launches Ads in Support of McConnell

Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 12:40 PM

By Courtney Coren

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The chemical industry has launched a commercial in support of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, which is the beginning of a three week campaign for the Republican leader.

The American Chemistry Council is spending $400,000 on advertisements in the Bluegrass State on behalf McConnell for his "work to promote economic growth and policies that are important to American manufactures," an ACC spokeswoman told Politico.

In the first commercial, McConnell is described as a strong supporter of small business, an advocate for expanding domestic energy and manufacturing, and family farms.

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"These days in Washington, there are people who like to talk, and leaders like Mitch McConnell who know how to get results," the narrator explains. "Less government, more jobs. Call and tell Mitch McConnell his leadership in Washington is making a difference here at home."

Former Democratic Rep. Cal Dooley of California, the President and CEO of the chemistry group, said, "As representatives of one of America's largest manufacturing industries, ACC and its members want to acknowledge Sen. McConnell's leadership on issues that encourage strong domestic energy policy, support small businesses and promote rational, science-based chemical regulation — policies that will foster innovation, stimulate our economy and put people in the state and across the country in good-paying jobs." 

"In a time when so much of the political discourse in American is negative, it's important to highlight the positive work Sen. McConnell is doing to promote the two most important issues facing our country — economic growth and job creation," he added.

The ads will run in the Louisville, Lexington, and Bowling Green markets over a three-week period.

ACC has also launched commercials in support of Democratic Sens. Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Tom Udall of New Mexico as well as Republican Reps. Fred Upton of Michigan and Mike Simpson of Idaho.



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