We have no qualms with Mitch McConnell campaigning. Any candidate should be campaigning.
But his response to yesterday’s attack ad is interesting.
Here’s the claim:
ONLY 1 CONTRIBUTOR FROM KENTUCKY
According to public filings, PCCC only had 1 contributor from Kentucky last election cycle (www.opensecrets.org accessed 02/05/13)
Unfortunately for McConnell – and the average Joe who doesn’t know any better – that’s extremely misleading.
Why? Only contributions totaling more than $200 get itemized and reported to the FEC.
According to the group behind the ad, they’ve raised $27,439.68 from 2,032 individual Kentucky donors.
McConnell’s campaign honchos would be wise to be more honest when it comes to campaign finance. Particularly in light of his recent alienation from the tea party.