Mitch McConnell Campain Ad Featuring Duke Title Fuels Political Fires

Mitch McConnell’s most recent campaign ad made a one-second error that’s now being pounced on by Democrats (and ticked off Kentucky fans). The spot, which spouts all the typical rah-rah crap you hear in corny political propaganda, mistakenly shows a clip of Duke winning the 2010 National Championship instead of the Bluegrass State’s Wildcats.

Below is the “controversial” video. The errant Duke snippet happens at the 1:09 mark (blink and you’ll miss it).

The original video has been amended to show Julius Randall instead of of Duke. However, before McConnell’s team could fix the error, Democrats had already struck. Courtesy of the Huffington Post, McConnell’s opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes sent out the following statement:

“After 30 years in Washington, DC, Mitch McConnell has clearly lost touch with Kentucky,” Grimes spokeswoman Charly Norton wrote in the release. “It turns out he has been in Washington so long he does not even know the difference between Kentucky and Duke basketball.”

This isn’t the first time Grimes has compared McConnell do Duke, either.

The senate majority leader may want to consider burning a Laettner jersey at every stump speech to make up for this one.