McConnell challenger Amy McGrath raised nearly $11 million in Q3
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.
- McConnell beat his last Democratic challenger in 2014 by about 15 points, and Donald Trump won the state with about 63% of the vote.