Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

McConnell Building War Chest Ahead of 2014 McConnell Building War Chest Ahead of 2014

This ad will end in seconds
Close X

Not a member? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation

 

Politics

McConnell Building War Chest Ahead of 2014

April 11, 2012

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has more than $5 million in cash on hand for his 2014 reelection campaign after raising more than $1 million in the first quarter of this year, according to staff.

McConnell's fundraising, detailed in a quarterly FEC report his campaign committee will file this week, shows the Republican leader is maintaining focus on his own electoral hopes even as he works to help his party pick up the four Senate seats that would almost surely make him Majority Leader in 2013.

McConnell's campaign has looked to the 2010 reelection campaign of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., as a model and a measuring post. McConnell is currently acquiring cash on hand at about twice the pace Reid was heading into a 2010 cycle, a supporter noted. Reid raised roughly $25 million in that race.

McConnell's backers make no bones about their hope that a big early cash haul will deter possible 2014 challengers from either party from getting into the race.

The GOP leader doesn't take National Republican Senatorial Committee funds, but can also count on plenty of outside fundraising help. Earlier this month, a super PAC, called Bluegrass Votes, registered with the FEC, and will back McConnell's reelection bid.

Job Board
Search Jobs
Professional Development Program Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Farmington Hills, MI
Biomedical Service Internship Position
American Society of Civil Engineers | Flint, MI
Deputy Director of Transit Operations
American Society of Civil Engineers | San Jose, CA
Structural Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | New Haven, CT
Transportation Planner
American Society of Civil Engineers | Salinas, CA
Assessment and Remediation Team Lead
American Society of Civil Engineers | Regina, SK
Quality Systems Manager
American Society of Civil Engineers | Greensboro, NC
Quality Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Attica, IN
Senior Water Resource Project Manager
American Society of Civil Engineers | Fairfax, VA
Civil Engineering
American Society of Civil Engineers | Steamboat Springs, CO
Entry Level Geotechnical Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Albany, NY
Sales Engineer-Process Automation/Instrumentation
American Society of Civil Engineers
Senior Project Manager- Transportation
American Society of Civil Engineers | San Antonio, TX
Materials Engineer 2
American Society of Civil Engineers | IL
Land Surveyor
American Society of Civil Engineers
Comments
comments powered by Disqus