LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) – U.S. Senate candidate Amy McGrath has raised more than $2.5 million within one day of announcing she is going to run against Sen. Mitch McConnell.

The fundraising number broke the record of the most money raised in the first day by a candidate in a U.S. Senate race, McGrath’s campaign manager Mark Nickolas said on July 10.

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“The record-breaking fundraising numbers show the unprecedented level of enthusiasm for Amy,” Nickolas said. “In just 24 hours, working people in Kentucky and across the country came together to support Amy McGrath’s campaign against Sen. McConnell and his corrosive D.C. swamp politics.”

Amy McGrath and Mitch McConnell
Amy McGrath and Mitch McConnell
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The money raised for her campaign came from online donations of 69,188 individual contributions. Her office said the average donation was $36 with more than $1 million of it coming in just the first five and half hours.

Marine Corps veteran fighter pilot Amy McGrath announced she would be campaigning in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate on July 9.

McGrath is a mother of three.

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