- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Republicans rolled out a television ad Wednesday that makes the case that Hillary Clinton will be a major drag on down-ticket Democrats in the November elections, describing the former first lady as the “living embodiment of everything people hate about politics.”

The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the Senate Republicans’ campaign arm, said in the spot that Democrats running in the fall elections “need to ask themselves a question: Can they really support Hillary Clinton?”

“She’s a living history of scandal, lies and spin. Defended an accused child rapist, then laughed about his lenient sentence,” the narrator says. “Whitewater. Travelgate. Chinagate. Filegate. She politically attacked sexual harassment victims. Pretended she landed under sniper fire. Benghazi. The Clinton Foundation. FBI investigation. Ruthless. Fake accents, fake concerns and fake laughs.”

“Democrat Senate candidates: She is your burden to bear,” the narrator says.

Democrats are using a similar line of attack against presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, hoping the controversial New York businessman will hurt Republican candidates in competitive races and help them flip control of the Senate.

Mrs. Clinton, a former secretary of state, won the Kentucky primary Tuesday by a slim margin and is expected to win the Democratic presidential nomination.

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