Attack ads now sound like a T-Pain song.
At a press conference Monday, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced plans to run for the United States Senate against incumbent Mitch McConnell.
The video mashes together clips of Grimes saying her own name and “me.” Super-imposed over each clip are rhyming phrases such as “Not Ready for Prime Time,” “Sticks to Party Line” and “Left Wing Mime.” The video also includes doctored footage of Grimes dancing with President Obama.
McConnell’s campaign manager, Jesse Benton, explained the motivations behind the unconventional video in a statement: “Alison Lundergan Grimes spent months agonizing over whether she was interested in a Senate run, but after doing her ‘due diligence,’ she failed to prepare any materials or message to announce her campaign. She had no signs, no website, no speech, no policy positions, nothing. We, at Team Mitch, are nothing if not magnanimous, so decided to welcome her to the race with what we imagine her campaign theme song might be.”
This is Grimes’ first run for Senate. The line “What rhymes with Alison Lundergan Grimes” originated in a 2011 ad she ran during campaign for Secretary of State of Kentucky.
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