Democrat Amy McGrath Raises More Money Than Incumbent Mitch McConnell In Tight Senate Race
One of the Democratic contenders to Mitch McConnell raised more money than him this past quarter as the race tightens. The news of Amy McGrath’s haul comes as the polls show she and McConnell in a dead heat. According to Newsweek, McGrath outraised McConnell by $4.1 million. She pulled in a total of $11.3 million between April and June.
Congratulations Charles on your fundraising. Now you will have the resources to actually provide health insurance to your staff and pay your interns $15/hr like we do. https://t.co/SbTSng2RIA
— Amy McGrath (@AmyMcGrathKY) June 12, 2020
McGarth can now brag about $19.3 million her campaign has versus McConnell’s $15.4 million. These numbers are according to an FEC report. The big difference exists despite the two spendings about the same amount of money during the quarter of about $6.7 million.
Despite the happy news for McGrath, she is not guaranteed victory. Charles Booker is hard on her heels with endorsements from Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the two largest newspapers in Kentucky. It seems like McGrath has noticed the state representative because she took a shot at him via tweet. The tweet reads, “Congratulations Charles on your fundraising,” she wrote on Twitter. “Now you will have the resources to provide health insurance to your staff and pay your interns $15/hr as we do.”
Polling for the race has left a lot to be desired. On the other hand, Politico has said that McGarth seems to be leading the Dem pack quite comfortably. There is also a poll that shows McGrath in a dead heat with McConnell.
Mitch McConnell is not the only fight for McGrath. Her campaign is attempting to join a lawsuit against the Governor, Secretary of State, and the county election officials. The lawsuit is regarding governor Bashear’s plan to limit ballot box voting and increasing absentee ballots. The governor said the decision was made in response to COVID-19.
McGrath’s motion states, “As has been seen in the other states that have restricted the number of polling sites, it is expected that lines in the populous Kentucky counties that are only providing a single voting location will be excessively long, leading many who intended to vote in-person abstain from voting at all.” McGarth alleges that county election officials lack preparedness to handle the number of voters for the primary being held in June.
McGarth went on to state, “These are not mere impositions, but significant violations of the constitutional rights of all involved.” All eyes are on this race.