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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:34 PM

McGrath breaks fundraising record in Kentucky, collects $36.8 million in one quarter

McGrath’s campaign reported raising $36.8 million from July 1 to September 30, around 96 percent of which came from individual contributions. The record-breaking amount flooded in even as some Democrats spread messages on social media urging people not to donate to McGrath, who is considered an underdog.

McGrath has raised $84.1 million since starting her campaign in July 2019, which is more than the Kentucky General Fund allocated to public health in the 2020-2021 budget.

Democratic candidates across the country saw a surge in fundraising after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Jamie Harrison, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in South Carolina, broke the record for the largest amount reported by a U.S. Senate candidate in a single quarter after he raised $57 million in the same time period. McGrath’s haul fell just short of the previous record — $38 million by Beto O’Rourke in 2018. - Kentucky.com

Come on Kentucky! I wish for one month I was a Kentuckian. I'd be out helping McGrath take that thief, Moscow Mitch, down.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:38 PM

1. Spend it wisely and spend it freely...

And kick his sorry ass out of the Senate!

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:40 PM

2. I guess I missed that message..looks like I am in good company...$36.8 M

some Democrats spread messages on social media urging people not to donate to McGrath, who is considered an underdog.


I really don't think DEMS on Social media said that..I guess the author, reporter, whoever wrote this just had to put that in there...

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Response to asiliveandbreathe (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:43 PM

4. Somebody did say that! I wish I could remember who

If anyone heard or read it please point out the verbiage and from who.

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Response to StClone (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:46 PM

8. I do think that would be a waste of time..social media?? LOL

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Response to asiliveandbreathe (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:48 PM

10. No no no it was some one, I think, in media

Or with a podcast, or commentary.

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Response to StClone (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 08:32 PM

14. I found it - actually it was an opinion piece by Zachariah Sippy.. social media my arse..

student from Lexington, Kentucky studying political history and legal philosophy at Princeton University. I went to kentucky.com..had to do a search at their site...surprised I didn't have to sign in... EWEEEE

https://www.businessinsider.com/dont-donate-amy-mcgrath-democrats-money-election-mitch-mcconell-2020-9

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Response to asiliveandbreathe (Reply #14)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 08:48 PM

17. Nice Job Buddy! Thanks!

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Response to asiliveandbreathe (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:44 PM

5. There have been DUers suggesting not to donate to her


I never understand that logic.

More money = more publicity = more campaign ads = more people hearing her message!

ETA the thread: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214116362


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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:45 PM

6. Indeed...

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Response to asiliveandbreathe (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:45 PM

7. It's a Kentucky rag. Like our newspaper here, it's full of conservative propaganda.

You just have to read between the lines and toss the rest.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:41 PM

3. Buy up all the ad time on KY television stations.

Flood the airwaves for the next two weeks.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:48 PM

11. FLIP THE SENATE is very active..they want moscowmitch GONE!!!

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:50 PM

12. And litter every lawn with a McGrath sign

Kentuckians should take no democratic vote for granted. Dems vote, dems win.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:48 PM

9. pulling for her. nt

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 08:07 PM

13. I'm in PA but I donated several times.

I want him gone. I’m willing to take the chance on her.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 08:41 PM

15. $84 million down the drain, sadly.

Imagine what this could do for close senate races...

And thereby removing him as Majority leader.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 08:44 PM

16. McGrath made a case for Democrats across the country in the debate

It's too bad her race is really difficult but to me it seemed like she was making the case against McConnell so people in other states do their part to at least make him in the minority party if we can't actually get rid of him entirely.

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