Big Money Mitch

Blog Posts

February 07, 2014 | 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: A full eighty-percent of Sen. McConnell's donations have come from outside... | Read more >

 

December 20, 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... | Read more >

 

October 28, 2013 | 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.” Sen. Mitch McConnell, who has raised $17 million for his campaign and was at one point “dialing for dollars once the Senate wraps up nightly” obviously has little room to criticize an opponent’s... | Read more >

 

Press Releases

October 03, 2013 | Public interest groups call out unpopular position as McConnell’s attorney makes case to highest court in McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission Lexington, Ky. – Public Campaign Action Fund and USAction, two public interest non-profit groups, announced a new, significant six-figure television ad campaign across three media markets today to educate Kentuckians – and Americans everywhere – about... | Read more >

 

August 12, 2013 | The Washington Post reported this weekend that "Mitch McConnell's re-election bid in Kentucky may result in the first Senate contest to crest the $100 million mark," which would be nearly $20 million more than the record-setting Massachusetts Senate race in 2012 and roughly triple what was spent on McConnell's re-election in 2008. Statement from Public Campaign Action Fund Executive... | Read more >

 

July 31, 2013 | McConnell Calls on SCOTUS to Throw Out Limits, Give More Power to Wealthy Donors Washington, D.C. — National campaign finance watchdog Public Campaign Action Fund released the following statement on Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) amicus curiae brief in McCutcheon v. FEC and his request to present his views when the Court hears oral arguments on the case in September. Statement from David Donnelly... | Read more >