Big Money Mitch

Blog Posts

June 03, 2014 | By: David Donnelly, Executive Director and Adam Smith, Communications Director On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sen. Tom Udall’s campaign finance amendment. Sen. McConnell’s testimony will couch his opposition to the amendment, which would simply give Congress and state legislatures the power to... | Read more >

 

May 01, 2014 | Did you know the NRA is the biggest political financier of opposition to a federal minimum wage increase? No, not the gun lobby, but the National Restaurant Association. Public Campaign Action Fund’s own Rahna Epting and LeeAnn Hall of the Community Organizations in Action tackled the other insidious NRA in their op-ed “The Triple Play Against Low Wage Workers: McCutcheon, McConnell, and McDonald... | Read more >

 

April 30, 2014 | Even though one in four Kentuckians would benefit from a minimum wage increase and Kentuckians support raising the minimum wage by a 2 to 1 margin, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his caucus filibustered a Democratic effort to move such an increase through the chamber. For McConnell, here are a few possible reasons why*: Executives and PACs representing big companies opposed to the... | 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 >