McConnell’s fundraising assailed as “indictment on big money status quo”

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Washington, DC - The nonpartisan watchdog group Public Campaign Action Fund released the following statement from its National Campaigns Director, David Donnelly, today:


Mitch McConnell's special interest haul for the final three months of 2007 should not be seen as a sign of strength, but rather as an indictment on the big money status quo he defends in Washington, DC. While McConnell had his hands out to big money donors, he was voting to block health insurance for Kentucky's kids. While McConnell was raising money from interests like Big Oil, he was helping them out with tax breaks. No one in Kentucky ought to see McConnell's fundraising as anything but his mastery of a corrupt political system that places the interests of donors ahead of all Kentuckians."


Public Campaign Action Fund advocates for comprehensive campaign finance reform and works to hold politicians accountable for the favors they give to their big money donors.