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

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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:

  • A full eighty-percent of Sen. McConnell's donations have come from outside Kentucky, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Four of the five top giving cities to his campaign are outside the state--Washington, D.C., New York City, Houston, and Chicago. The top contributing industry so far is Securites & Investment.
  • Very few of Sen. McConnell's donations are coming from people who aren't wealthy. Just 3.5% of the $2.2 million he raised in the fourth quarter came in amounts of $200 or less, according to his new report filed with the Federal Election Commission. 

Sen. McConnell has plenty of financial support from billionaires, but not the voters back home.