Conservative Group Pressing McConnell with TV Ad

By Associated Press | 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A conservative group will spend $340,000 on a TV ad in an effort to pressure Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell to defund federal health care reforms before they kick in on Oct. 1.

The Senate Conservatives Fund has purchased air time beginning on Friday and running through Sept. 17.

The group's executive director, Matt Hoskins, said McConnell is the key to stopping "Obamacare." Hoskins challenged McConnell to take the lead. The group has already been running a radio spot in Kentucky calling on McConnell to oppose any money for President Barack Obama's health care law even if it means triggering a government shutdown.

The ad is just the latest shot at McConnell, who has been taking political punches from GOP primary foe Matt Bevin and Democratic front-runner Alison Lundergan Grimes.

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