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McConnell’s Efforts at Supreme Court to Eliminate Contribution Limits Subject of New Television Ad Campaign

Public interest groups call out unpopular position as McConnell’s attorney makes case to highest court in McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission

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Kentucky 2014: The first $100 million Senate race?

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.

Sen. McConnell Sides With Wealthy Special Interests in Court Challenge to Contribution Limits

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, Executive Director of Public Campaign Action Fund:

McConnell’s Re-Election Message of Fighting Washington Launched Within Days of Raising Money from Washington Lobbyists

As Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell launches his re-election campaign with a new television ad claiming he's protecting Kentucky against Washington, he will attend at least two big money fundraisers with Washington lobbyists and well-connected donors.

New Report: Abuse of Filibuster by McConnell Benefits Corporate Donors

Groups blast McConnell for gridlock in Washington that only serves to benefit his big donors

Louisville, Ky.—A new report by money-in-politics watchdog Public Campaign Action Fund criticizes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for abusing the filibuster over the past six years while reaping campaign contributions from corporate interests that benefited from his actions. The report was released today by four Kentucky organizations as the United States Senate began debate about new rules geared at reducing gridlock in Washington, D.C.

Is Mitch McConnell Working for Kentucky or Chemical Companies?

Washington, D.C.—As Sen. Mitch McConnell is being pressured by Kentucky public health professionals and environmentalists to back legislation to protect Americans from chemical pollutants, a top aide to the state’s senior Senator is joining the lobbying shop of a chemical company, another example of McConnell’s close ties to Washington special interests.

Mitch McConnell More Concerned About Keeping His Job Than Creating New Ones for Kentuckians

Washington, D.C.— Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is preparing a “presidential-level” campaign for 2014 and is spending “hours dialing for dollars once the Senate wraps up nightly,” according to his own congressional staff, a sign that Kentucky’s senior Senator is more concerned about keeping his own job than creating new jobs for Kentuckians.

Mitch McConnell Pushes Hand Out to Big Oil Donors

Press release from Energy Action Coalition and Public Campaign Action Fund

Washington, D.C.—Energy Action Coalition and Public Campaign Action Fund blasted Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) today for his legislation, S. 953, that would dramatically expand offshore oil drilling in the country, another handout to his Big Oil donors, just weeks after his push to gut the Clean Air Act and a day after he voted against ending subsidies for big oil companies.

Statement on McConnell's Introduction of Legislation to Repeal Presidential Financing System

Washington, D.C.--Public Campaign Action Fund released the following statement on the U.S. House passage of legislation to repeal the presidential financing system and Sen. Mitch McConnell’s introduction of companion legislation:

Statement from David Donnelly, national campaigns director: