McGrath fundraising tops $10 million in Senate race

Amy McGrath

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Retired Marine combat pilot Amy McGrath is showing her mettle as a campaign fundraiser, hauling in more than $10.7 million since starting her campaign against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

McGrath has outraised the six-term Kentucky Republican this year. However, based on the latest numbers posted by the Federal Election Commission McConnell has more campaign cash in the bank.

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McGrath is among several Democrats vying to challenge McConnell in 2020.

McConnell, a prolific fundraiser, has raised slightly more than $7.5 million so far this year and nearly $13.4 million this election cycle. His campaign had $9 million cash on hand at the end of September, compared to about $6.7 million for McGrath’s campaign.

McGrath entered the Senate race in July. She narrowly lost a U.S. House race last year.