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August 31, 2014

McConnell Picks Up an Opponent and Health Care Contributions

The Democrats have found a candidate to run against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), but McConnell’s campaign war chest is large and he’s adding more money from his biggest supporter – the health care industry.

Alison Lundergan Grimes (D-Ky.), the current Kentucky Secretary of State, has announced she will run in the 2014 election to win the U.S. Senate seat now held by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

Sen. Mitch McConnell reported his campaign committee has $8,640,862 cash on hand as of 3/31. View Political MoneyLine’s 2013-2014 financial profile of McConnell. In this cycle the largest amount of PAC funds have come from the health care industry. Health Care industry PACs reporting monthly have reported giving $114,500 so far. This includes $2,000 in January, $8,000 in February, $52,500 in March, $12,000 in April, and $39,500 during May. Other PACs will report their contributions later this month.

During the first quarter of 2013, McConnell reported individual contributions from employees of health care companies.  These included $17,500 from fifteen executives of Health South Corporation, and $18,300 from seven executives of Kindred Healthcare.

From 1981 to the present he has raised $53 million for his campaigns, including $12.4 million from PACs. His most expensive cycle was in 2007-2008, when he spent $21.3 million for his re-election effort. During that cycle health care industry PACs contributed $715,285. View McConnell’s career financial figures.

To search detailed money-in-politics databases, visit Political MoneyLine.

  • hippie1367

    Take those bribes your corrupt F’in filth.

  • piornet

    You’d think that with all the kickbacks and bribes from healthcare companies, he could afford to get surgery to have his face not look like an exploded can of uncooked Pillsbury biscuits.

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