Big Money Mitch

Big Money De-Evolution

Once weary of money in politics, Mitch McConnell has embraced the oligarchy.

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In 30 years in the U.S. Senate, Mitch McConnell serves his big dollar donors outside Kentucky.

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McConnell's service to big money's influence benefits the most important person: himself.

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  • The Key Influencers

    Mitch McConnnell's constituency while serving in the U.S. Senate isn't your average hard-working Kentuckians. However, these big dollar "constituents" certainly get their money's worth.

    2014 Cycle Data

    By Contributor

    Blackstone Group $189,300
    Goldman Sachs $125,925
    Humana Inc $104,500
    JPMorgan Chase & Co $98,575
    Alliance Resource Partners $93,450
    Citigroup Inc $88,700
    Kindred Healthcare $87,400
    Votesane PAC $81,500
    Peabody Energy $76,800
    General Electric $76,455
    Note: The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organization's PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families.

    By Industry

    Securities & Investment $2,260,132
    Retired $1,353,085
    Oil & Gas $1,049,308
    Lawyers/Law Firms $1,019,639
    Health Professionals $985,495
    Insurance $966,750
    Real Estate $932,325
    Lobbyists $657,535
    Misc Finance $651,755
    Commercial Banks $606,489


    Total $30,845,825
    Spent $30,435,557
    Cash on Hand $248,241
    Source: Center for Responsive Politics

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