Democratic attack distorts McConnell's record
By Angie Drobnic Holan
Published on Monday, July 6th, 2009 at 6:21 p.m.
A television ad from the Democratic National Committee gives the impression that Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell hates jobs, unemployment compensation, health care for little children, and equal pay for women.
The ad makes generalizations about what McConnell opposed, to the point of distorting what his votes actually signified. When we dug into the nitty gritty, we found that McConnell supported alternatives or objected to the legislation for other reasons. Read our complete ruling and how we arrived at our rating of Barely True .
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