Mitch McConnell

Sen. McConnell's position on money in politics is about power, not ideology.

By: David Donnelly, Executive Director and Adam Smith, Communications Director

On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sen. Tom Udall’s campaign finance amendment.

McCutcheon, McConnell, and McDonald's: The Triple Play Threat Against Low-Wage Workers and Democracy

Did you know the NRA is the biggest political financier of opposition to a federal minimum wage increase? No, not the gun lobby, but the National Restaurant Association. Public Campaign Action Fund’s own Rahna Epting and LeeAnn Hall of the Community Organizations in Action tackled the other insidious NRA in their op-ed “The Triple Play Against Low Wage Workers: McCutcheon, McConnell, and McDonald’s.”  They wrote:

Sen. Mitch McConnell's 2.1 million reasons to vote against a minimum wage increase

Even though one in four Kentuckians would benefit from a minimum wage increase and Kentuckians support raising the minimum wage by a 2 to 1 margin, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his caucus filibustered a Democratic effort to move such an incr

Support Sliding in Kentucky, but McConnell remains popular with bankers and lobbyists

With eighty-percent of his contributions coming from outside Kentucky and so few coming in amounts of $200 or less, a new poll released in Kentucky yesterday makes clear that the only place Sen. Mitch McConnell remains popular is in the offices of Wall Street bankers, CEOs, and Washington lobby shops.

Here are some facts:

The 7 Weirdest Fundraisers of 2013

From hilarious to distasteful to some real head scratchers, politicians this year did their best to come up with attention grabbing fundraisers to keep the money rolling in. While Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) says members of Congress have to do a “soul crushing” amount of fundraising, these events at least livened up the money chase for those of us watching from the sidelines. Here are a few of the weirdest fundraisers we came across this year.

Mitch McConnell: Pay no attention to my own out of state fundraisers

Last Wednesday, a spokesperson for Sen. Mitch McConnell derided his Democratic opponent, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, for being “too busy jetting around the country fundraising.”

Gratitude and Influence

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) appeared at the Supreme Court today to listen as his lawyer Bobby Burchfield urged the Court to, essentially, invalidate all contribution limits.

New Ad in Kentucky: Bigger Isn't Better

Public Campaign Action Fund and USAction launched a television ad campaign in Kentucky on Friday to highlight Sen. Mitch McConnell’s role in McCutcheon v. FEC, a case before the Supreme Court this week.

Mitch McConnell an "Invisible Man?" Not for Lobbyist Donors

The New York Times reports today that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), usually in the thick of Senate negotiations, “is looking more like its Invisible Man as he balances his leadership imperatives with his re-election ones.”

And that, “his decision to stay out of the budget fray is one of the central reasons a resolution seems distant at the moment.”

Let’s hope he finds his voice by Thursday—he’s got a lobbyist-fueled fundraiser to attend.

New Report: Mitch McConnell's Billionaire Donors

When Sen. Mitch McConnell’s attorney tells the Supreme Court in October to throw out contribution limits, he’ll be asking the Court to expand the political power of dozens of the wealthiest Americans who donate to the Kentucky senator’s campaign, according to new Public Campaign Action Fund analysis of campaign finance data.