McConnell Could Win With This Ad…Grab a Tissue

Though the latest polls are showing a surging campaign by the Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell against his Democrat opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Kentucky Senator isn’t pulling back on efforts to ensure his seat isn’t the weak link in the chain to secure GOP control of the Senate.

To wit, McConnell and company have unleashed what may be the most brilliant ad of the double-digit million-dollar election, and it might just be the thing that secures his race for good.

The ad, which features a black Kentucky woman named Noelle Hunter, has the woman detailing for viewers an ordeal in which her daughter was abducted by her estranged ex-husband and taken to Mali, Africa.

Hunter tells of McConnell’s personal and strident efforts to pressure the Malian government to force a surrender of Hunter’s daughter, efforts which ultimately paid off. In a cycle where emotion factors as much or more than raw political facts, this impassioned endorsement of the man behind the office could make all the difference with female voters.