For Immediate Release:
September 24, 2013
Contact: Mary Vought
Madison Project Releases New Web Ad Exposing McConnell’s Failure to Lead
Washington, D.C. – The Madison Project PAC today released a new web ad highlighting Senator Mitch McConnell’s failure to take a stand on critical issues, despite his status as GOP Senate Leader. The ad comes just days before the annual World Chicken Festival in London, Kentucky.
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“During every election cycle Senator McConnell eagerly touts his supposed ‘power’ and ‘clout’ as the Republican Senate leader,” said Drew Ryun of the Madison Project. “Ironically, he appears to be too chicken to use this ‘power’ to take a definitive stance on any important issue until the debate is already resolved or the outcome is a forgone conclusion. As Senate GOP Leader, McConnell acts more like a bystander or a follower until he figures out the most politically advantageous stance to best preserve his personal power.”
“The Republicans Party is embroiled in the most important legislative fight in years over funding Obamacare. The House just passed a CR defunding Obamacare, yet Mitch McConnell refuses to take a stand on the issue, much less use his ‘proud’ leadership position to marshal support from the rest of the Republican Senators,” said Daniel Horowitz of the Madison Project. “At the last moment, he announced he will vote with Harry Reid on the procedural vote that guarantees the Obamacare funding will be reinserted into the bill. We’ve seen this timid leadership on display in recent months such as when he was the last congressional leader to take a stand on the immigration bill, or the Syria authorization bill, until the outcome was no longer in doubt. This is why we need new leadership within the ranks of the Republican Party – Senators who won’t need to take a poll before making a statement on important issues.”
Every September for the past 24 years, the city of London, Kentucky hosts the World Chicken Festival, which attracts over 150,000 visitors from all over the country. The festival is, in part, a tribute to the heritage of southeast Kentucky as the home of Colonel Harland Sanders and the original Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant.
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