Group protests report about Sen. McConnell’s campaign finance contributions

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 3 at 7:01 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Protesters gathered in Louisville on Thursday to discuss a new report that details Senator Mitch McConnell's campaign finance contributions.

 “When he blocks legislation that would block taxpayers of billions in oil subsidies, the most profitable companies in the world, that very same day he received $130,000 in campaign contributions from one fundraiser in Texas the only conclusion you can reach is that he is only looking out for his donors and not Kentucky,” Shawn Reilly, with Progress Kentucky, said.

The protest was held at the federal building at 6th and Broadway in downtown Louisville Thursday morning.

The report they're referring to comes from the Public Campaign Action fund. It details donations to McConnell’s campaign over time.


McConnell's office released a statement about this protest on Thursday saying:

"The fact that this shameless hack-job is peddled on the same week Sen. McConnell is credited by Republicans and Democrats alike for saving the country from falling off the fiscal cliff shows how partisan and out of touch the authors of this garbage really are. The thesis of the shoddy work could be proven false in less than ten minutes by an intern with an iPhone."

 

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