Speed Reads

2014 Watch

McConnell ad features women attacking female Democratic opponent: She thinks 'I'm not good enough'

Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell (R) has a new ad in the Kentucky Senate race that zeroes in on the demographic of voters he thinks are mostly likely to be wooed by his opponent, Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes: Young women.

In the ad, young women make the pitch that it is Grimes who looks down on them, by implying they need the government's help to get ahead.

"Alison Lundergan Grimes wants me to think that I'm not good enough... That I couldn't get a job, unless Washington passed more laws...That I can't graduate college, without raising your taxes... She wants me to believe that strong women and strong values are incompatible." the women say in the ad.

McConnell and Grimes have been running close in all the recent polls, with most surveys showing just a slight advantage for McConnell. Watch the ad in full below. --Eric Kleefeld