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McConnell Brings Back Old Idea for New TV Ad

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 11:39 AM EDT

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has brought back the bloodhounds for a new campaign ad three decades after he used his four-legged friends in a popular commercial.

In 1984, the Kentucky Republican defeated Democratic incumbent Dee Huddleston with the help of a light-hearted TV ad that showed bloodhounds attempting to find his supposedly absentee rival in Washington, Los Angeles and Puerto Rico, according to Politico.

In his latest ad, the Republican senator is taped receiving advice from campaign consultants on what type of commercial he should make.

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After one person suggests that he should stand between two trucks, McConnell says, “That sound dangerous.” He’s then seen superimposed straddling two trucks as they whiz down a highway.

Next a talking baby says, “‘What about using a talking baby?” But McConnell replies, “That’s been done before.”

A consultant then interjects, “We’ll end with you and bloodhounds.” McConnell replies, “That’s not gonna work. Maybe it’s enough to say Mitch fights for Kentucky.”

McConnell, then has a change of heart about the dogs, and in the last scene he’s seen surrounded by several bloodhounds.

“You know, maybe this isn’t such a bad idea,” says the incumbent, who is in a tight race in Kentucky against Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.

The new ad was produced by Larry McCarthy, who worked with Roger Ailes, the producer of the 1984 spot, in McConnell’s first campaign, according to Politico.

The first ad, which was one of the most talked about campaign ads during that cycle, can be seen here:



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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has brought back the bloodhounds for a new campaign ad three decades after he used his four-legged friends in a popular commercial.
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