Who’s the newest star in the McConnell onslaught against Alison Lundergan Grimes?
Chuck Todd, come on down.
In the wake of Grimes’ refusal answer the Louisville Courier-Journal question of whether she voted for President Barack Obama in 2008 or in 2012 four times in 40 seconds, the “Meet The Press” moderator was one of the Democrat’s harshest critics, telling “Morning Joe” last Friday she “disqualified herself” as a candidate for McConnell’s seat. (RELATED: Chuck Todd On Alison Lundergan Grimes: ‘I Think She Disqualified Herself’)
That quote has now landed Todd smack dab in the middle of the campaign, as the NBC News host is now featured in an ad released Monday by the McConnell campaign.
The ad will run statewide throughout the Bluegrass State in a “significant six-figure” ad buy, the Washington Post reports.
Naturally, the ad’s title is “Disqualified.”
Along with the “disqualified” comment, the ad also features Todd opining that, “Kentuckians expect her to cast a tough vote on anything? Is she ever going to answer a tough question on anything?”
“You want to be a U.S. senator?” Todd also asked during the segment. “You can disagree with him, but you can’t answer that basic question and come across looking that ridiculous?”
“I think she disqualified herself. I really do. I think she disqualified herself,” Todd concluded.
According to the latest RealClearPolitics average, McConnell leads the challenger, Grimes, by three points with little more than three weeks to go until election day.