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Republican Mitch McConnell running radio ad blaming Dems for shutdown, donates pay to charity
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 10, 2013 1:45 PM EDT
Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell is running a new radio ad in his home state blaming Democrats for the government shutdown and pledging to donate his pay to charity until the dispute is resolved.
With polls showing Republicans bearing most of the blame for the shutdown, McConnell offers his own spin on the dispute in the new ad, blaming President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for refusing to negotiate.
McConnell, who faces Louisville businessman Matt Bevin in next year's Kentucky primary, says Republicans continue to offer proposals for compromise.
In the ad, McConnell challenges Obama and Reid "to come to the table and truly work to end this mess."