Oct 10, 2019 - Politics & Policy

McConnell challenger Amy McGrath raised nearly $11 million in Q3

Amy McGrath talks in front of a podium.

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Amy McGrath, the Democrat challenging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for his Kentucky Senate seat in 2020, raked in $10.7 million in the third quarter of fundraising, her campaign said Thursday.

Context: McGrath's campaign raised more last quarter than several Democratic presidential candidates, including Sen. Cory Booker, who raised $6 million, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who raised $4.8 million. McGrath would be the 6th highest earner in the presidential field.

  • The campaign says the money came from 299,000 donations, with an average of $36 per contribution.

The big picture: Kentucky hasn't had a Democratic Senator since 1999.

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