The group is a 501(c)4 issue advocacy nonprofit, hence the emphasis on veterans' issues. Scott Jennings, a former McConnell aide, advises the group. He also advises Kentuckians for Strong Leadership, a pro-McConnell super PAC.
The Kentucky Opportunity Coalition said Tuesday that it plans to spend $1.83 million over the next three weeks on a series of advertisements. The new wave of commercials comes with the GOP primary about two months away. McConnell faces businessman Matt Bevin (R), who polls show trails by a wide margin. But Bevin is expected to ramp up his operation during the final few weeks of the race in an effort to turn the tide.
National Journal's Shane Goldmacher recognized its purpose — to provide outside groups with footage of the candidate that could be used for ads. As we wrote last week, this is a key way for campaigns and outside groups to communicate silently in an era where there are strict restrictions on coordination.
The primary is May 20.
Here is the footage the McConnell campaign put on YouTube last week: