McConnell releasing ad tied to his role in virus rescue bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is launching a campaign ad in his home state that touts his role in passing the $2.2 trillion economic rescue package. It’s an effort by the Kentucky Republican to capitalize on his leadership post during the coronavirus crisis. The TV ad is debuting across Kentucky on Wednesday. It boasts the benefits going to cross-sections of Americans, and McConnell’s role in orchestrating Senate passage of the sweeping aid measure. Amy McGrath is by far the best funded of the several Democrats vying to unseat McConnell. McGrath’s campaign called the ad “a brazen attempt to rewrite history.”