Bevin adds $1k from McConnell PAC in latest fundraising report; Conway still holds major cash advantage

07/24/2015 01:00 PM

The political action committee of Matt Bevin’s former political rival — U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell — provided the lone new donation in the last month for the Republican gubernatorial nominee.

The $1,000 check from McConnell’s Bluegrass Committee leadership PAC brings Bevin’s campaign coffers to $2,954.64 in cash-on-hand, according to a 60-day post-primary report filed with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance.

McConnell’s PAC also sent $1,000 donations to the other GOP candidates running for Constitutional offices.

In late August Sen. McConnell is slated to headline a fundraiser for Bevin with Lexington couple Joe Craft and Kelly Knight.

Bevin’s 60-day post-primary report also shows that he has been able to claw out of a negative $110,731 hole after the Republican primary; which he won by an 83-vote margin. Still the GOP candidate finds himself with 102-days to go before the Election and well behind Democratic candidate Jack Conway.

Meanwhile Democratic candidate Jack Conway added $83,000 in his last month on the campaign trail bringing total cash-on-hand to $1.5 million, according to a report filed with KREF.

The campaigns for Bevin and Conway did not comment on the reports.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or


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