McConnell is having a hard time getting re-election donations in his own state
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell only received 9% of his reelection campaign donations from his home state of Kentucky, reflecting poorly on his popularity there.
McConnell reported that his committee took in just over $3 million in the most recent quarter ending June 30.
"The biggest blocks of contributions during the period came from two global financial services firms based in New York: 29 people with Blackstone Group made contributions totaling $95,400; and 14 executives of KKR & Co. are listed as giving a combined $51,000," the Louisville Courier-Journal reported on Wednesday.
McConnell was instrumental in passing the GOP's tax scam legislation, which favored major corporations, like those who have now donated to his campaign.
"The lack of home state dollars could give potential challengers an opening to criticize McConnell as out of step with the state," the Center for Responsive Politics, who compiled the embarrassing data on McConnell, noted.
Recently McConnell received a high-profile challenger for his seat as former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath announced her candidacy. In just 24 hours, McGrath brought in $2.5 million in donations.
McConnell is one of the highest-profile Republicans up for reelection in 2020.
He has made installing unqualified right-wing judges and passing conservative legislation a priority, and has stonewalled popular legislation passed in the House by the Democratic majority.
His financial disclosures show that in his quest to defend his seat McConnell can't rely on Kentuckians to bankroll him as much as the big corporations that he writes legislation for.
Published with permission of The American Independent. Attribution: Oliver Willis.