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Friday
Feb222013

Planned Parenthood TV Ad Hits Senate Minority Leader

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- Planned Parenthood is airing a new TV ad attacking Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The Kentucky Republican joined a brief with 10 other GOP lawmakers this week supporting the craft chain Hobby Lobby in its lawsuit seeking to avoid mandatory health coverage of birth control pills in its employee health plans.  Utah GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch led the group of senators in their effort, The Washington Times reported.

Planned Parenthood, displeased with that development, Friday unveiled this TV ad running on network affiliates in the Lexington and Louisville markets:

The group did not say how much it is spending to air the ad. It announced new online ads targeting the other Republican lawmakers on the brief: Sen. Dan Coats (IN), Sen. Thad Cochran (MS),  Sen. Pat Roberts (KS), Rep. Lamar Smith (TX) and Rep. Frank Wolf (VA).

McConnell is facing reelection in 2014, and the GOP super PAC American Crossroads has already aired a TV ad attacking one of his would-be challengers, Ashley Judd.

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