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McConnell raises nearly $12 million for re-election bid

April 08, 2013 | | Comments 1

HERALD-LEADER FRANKFORT BUREAU

FRANKFORT — The re-election campaign of Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell has raised nearly $12 million, its campaign manager announced Monday night.

Jesse Benton said in a statement that McConnell will file a report with the Federal Election Commission later this week showing he has raised another $1.8 million since January and that he has about $8.6 million on hand.

Kentucky Republican Party Chairman Steve Robertson also said McConnell also raised more than $500,000 since January for the state GOP that will work to support his re-election next year.

McConnell had raised about $10 million for his re-election by the end of last year.

So far, McConnell doesn’t have a serious challenger. Actress Ashley Judd had considering running, but announced late last month that she had opted not to.

–Jack Brammer

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  1. tafugate says:

    mcconnell can raise 12 million or 100 million, he’s still the longest running do nothing senator in kentucky history. bunning was the worst, but he was senile. mcconnell doesn’t have any medical excuses.