Kentucky Democrat Amy McGrath has set a new campaign record for fundraising in August, adding to her impressive war chest heading into the final weeks of her Senate campaign against Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The McGrath campaign told Newsweek that the team raised $8.7 million in August—the most money she has raised in any single month since launching her bid in the summer of 2019. The average donation in August was $48.
“We continue to see excitement and momentum for Amy McGrath in the homestretch of the election,” campaign manager Dan Kanninen said in a statement. “After 36 years of Mitch McConnell working for D.C. special interests and lobbyists while leaving Kentucky behind, Kentuckians are demanding change.”
McGrath has raised a total of $50 million while McConnell has raised $36.6 million. McGrath continues to expand her campaign resources:
Amy McGrath has opened a new campaign office in Lexington.
The office is located near the intersection of West Second Street and Jefferson Street. Inside West Jefferson Place, about five field organizers will be working full time on the campaign to try to make McGrath the next Senator from Kentucky.
The campaign office will have McGrath yard signs and stickers that supporters can pick up.
Democratic candidate Amy McGrath laid the mounting toll of coronavirus cases in the U.S. at the feet of Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday while declaring that the country needs people in power who “take responsibility again.”
During a campaign event in Georgetown, Kentucky, the retired Marine pilot who is trying to block a seventh term for McConnell zeroed in on the senator's response to the ongoing health crisis, calling it a “dereliction of duty.” McGrath said an improved federal response is needed in testing and contact tracing to combat the virus.
“We still don’t have a plan to tackle it,” McGrath said. “And he is the leader … that drove the train off the tracks. And he’s got to go.”
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