Amy McGrath Raises $2.5 Million in 24 Hours
The race is on and McGrath is starting strong!
McGrath, a retired marine fighter pilot, announced Tuesday she would challenge current Kentucky senator Mitch McConnell for his seat. McConnell is also the current Senate Majority leader. Within five hours of her announcement the campaign had raised more than $1 million dollars. The final tally at the 24 hour mark was $2.5 million. She now holds the record for most money made in a single day by a Senate campaign.
Her campaign manager, Mark Nickolas, remarked that the contributions reflected the high level of enthusiasm for the candidate.
“In just 24 hours, working people in Kentucky and across the country came together to support Amy McGrath’s campaign against Sen. McConnell and his corrosive D.C. swamp politics,” he said.
Meanwhile, McConnell’s campaign has referred to McGrath as “fundamentally unelectable.” McConnell’s campaign manager, Kevin Golden, called her a “extreme liberal who is far out of touch with Kentuckians.”
However it would seem it is perhaps Mr. Golden who is far out of touch, especially given McGrath’s background.
Still, McConnell seems optimistic and even excited. He told reporters Tuesday that, “Unlike a lot of my members, I won’t name any names, I actually enjoy campaigning,” said McConnell. “I look forward to the contest and laying out our differences to the people of Kentucky.”
Candidates, good luck.