U.S. Senator Mark Pryor http://wfpl.org en NRSC Defends Ad Criticizing Democratic Incumbent for Votes That Mirror Mitch McConnell's http://wfpl.org/post/nrsc-defends-ad-criticizing-democratic-incumbent-votes-mirror-mitch-mcconnells <p>When a political attack ad crosses state lines should the same strategic logic be applied?</p><p>That's what many Democrats are suggesting in reaction to a <a href="http://fatlip.leoweekly.com/2013/09/17/nrsc-attacks-democratic-candidate-for-agreeing-with-mitch-mcconnell/">blog post by LEO Weekly</a>, which found a Republican group's TV spot that could run in the Kentucky or Arkansas U.S. Senate race.</p><p>The National Republican Senatorial Committee released a spot slamming Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas for being a "liberal" clothed as a moderate.</p><p>Among the issues the NRSC calls Pryor out on are six "debt ceiling" votes that the GOP group highlights, including the Wall Street bailout.</p><p>Watch:</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" height="281" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/74593025" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="500"></iframe></p><p>At least three of those measures (<a href="http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&amp;session=1&amp;vote=00123">S.365</a>,<a href="http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=110&amp;session=2&amp;vote=00186"> HR.3221</a> and <a href="http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=110&amp;session=2&amp;vote=00213">HR.1424</a> for example) were also supported by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, however.</p><p>Asked if those criticisms of Sen. Pryor being "liberal" could also apply to the GOP leader, the NRSC defended McConnell's fiscal voting record. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 22:47:41 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 6879 at http://wfpl.org NRSC Defends Ad Criticizing Democratic Incumbent for Votes That Mirror Mitch McConnell's