Mitch McConnell

Support Sliding in Kentucky, but McConnell remains popular with bankers and lobbyists

With eighty-percent of his contributions coming from outside Kentucky and so few coming in amounts of $200 or less, a new poll released in Kentucky yesterday makes clear that the only place Sen. Mitch McConnell remains popular is in the offices of Wall Street bankers, CEOs, and Washington lobby shops.

Here are some facts:

The 7 Weirdest Fundraisers of 2013

From hilarious to distasteful to some real head scratchers, politicians this year did their best to come up with attention grabbing fundraisers to keep the money rolling in. While Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) says members of Congress have to do a “soul crushing” amount of fundraising, these events at least livened up the money chase for those of us watching from the sidelines. Here are a few of the weirdest fundraisers we came across this year.

Mitch McConnell: Pay no attention to my own out of state fundraisers

Last Wednesday, a spokesperson for Sen. Mitch McConnell derided his Democratic opponent, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, for being “too busy jetting around the country fundraising.”

Gratitude and Influence

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) appeared at the Supreme Court today to listen as his lawyer Bobby Burchfield urged the Court to, essentially, invalidate all contribution limits.

New Ad in Kentucky: Bigger Isn't Better

Public Campaign Action Fund and USAction launched a television ad campaign in Kentucky on Friday to highlight Sen. Mitch McConnell’s role in McCutcheon v. FEC, a case before the Supreme Court this week.

Mitch McConnell an "Invisible Man?" Not for Lobbyist Donors

The New York Times reports today that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), usually in the thick of Senate negotiations, “is looking more like its Invisible Man as he balances his leadership imperatives with his re-election ones.”

And that, “his decision to stay out of the budget fray is one of the central reasons a resolution seems distant at the moment.”

Let’s hope he finds his voice by Thursday—he’s got a lobbyist-fueled fundraiser to attend.

New Report: Mitch McConnell's Billionaire Donors

When Sen. Mitch McConnell’s attorney tells the Supreme Court in October to throw out contribution limits, he’ll be asking the Court to expand the political power of dozens of the wealthiest Americans who donate to the Kentucky senator’s campaign, according to new Public Campaign Action Fund analysis of campaign finance data.

Mitch McConnell Uses Opposition To Syria Strikes As Campaign Cash Pitch

Moments after the President concluded his speech on the situation in Syria, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) sent out a fundraising email in an attempt to leverage his opposition to military strikes for campaign contributions.

Sen. Mitch McConnell Urges Supreme Court to Throw Out Contribution Limits

Lawyers for Sen. Mitch McConnell have asked the Supreme Court for “time to present McConnell’s views” during October’s oral arguments in McCutcheon v. FEC, a campaign finance case dealing with aggregate contribution limits, according to Bloomberg BNA.

Palm Beach Fundraiser Shows Out-of-State Money Key for McConnell

As Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell seeks to reintroduce himself to Kentucky voters as a champion of the state’s interests, a recent campaign finance report that shows he raised over $200,000 hobnobbing with billionaires in Palm Beach, Florida highlights the importance that wealthy Americans and out-of-state interests have for McConnell.