Politics
5:28 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Pro-McConnell Super PAC Brings In $1.2 Million So Far

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

A political action committee supporting Kentucky’s senior U.S. Senator has raised $1.2 million since its creation in April.

Major donors to the pro-Mitch McConnell Super PAC called Kentuckians for Strong Leadership include Donald Trump, who has given $50,000, and deceased mega-donor Bob Perry, who gave $100,000. The information was found in the PAC’s most recent filings with the Federal Election Commission.

Perry’s donation is listed as having been made June 3, which is almost two months after he died. The PAC’s treasurer told the website Politico that the wrong date was recorded due to a clerical error in the filings.

Kentuckians for Strong Leadership has so far spent nearly $400,000 in media ads supporting McConnell’s 2014 re-election campaign.