October 16, 2020 Press Releases

NEW: Corporate Interests Drop $29.3 Million-And-Counting For McSally

NEW: Corporate Interest-Funded Outside Groups Have
Spent $29.3 Million To Keep Martha McSally In The U.S. Senate

PHOENIX — Corporate interests and billionaire megadonors have now poured more than $29.3 million into keeping Martha McSally voting to advance their interests in the U.S. Senate, according to a new report from the Arizona Republic.

Three groups linked to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell have now spent $29.3 million-and-counting on TV ads benefiting McSally, according to federal campaign finance disclosures. That spending comes after McConnell personally lobbied for McSally’s appointment to the Senate after her 2018 loss, and as McSally votes with McConnell 97% of the time.

Via the Republic:

According to Federal Election Commission records, Defend Arizona, the group with ties to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has spent at least $13 million opposing Kelly.

The Senate Leadership Fund, another group with ties to McConnell, has poured $8.6 million into the race against Kelly, and the National Republican Senatorial Committee has spent $7.7 million against him. 

Some of the biggest funders of the near-$30 million behind McSally are oil corporations and Wall Street billionaires that are paying billions less in taxes due to McSally’s 2017 corporate tax breaks.