The Chatter: Super PACs behind U.S. Senate candidates show most money raised from out of state

07/16/2014 02:42 PM

Two super PACs are raising big money for Kentucky’s U.S. Senate candidates, but most of that money is not coming from inside the state.

Kentuckians for Strong Leadership, a group supporting Kentucky U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, raised $423,735 in the second fundraising quarter, but none of that money came from Kentucky donors.

The Courier-Journal’s Tom Loftus was first to report the fact that this is not a first for the group. Only 4.6 percent of the group’s total contributions raised since it was formed came from Kentucky donors, according to Loftus.

Kentuckians for Strong Leadership has spent more than 1 million on ads against Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes.

A group backing Grimes, We Are Kentucky, raised $50,000 in the quarter but spent more than that, also according to Loftus .

Campaign finance documents filed with the FEC showed the group spent $64,824 during the three-month period.

We Are Kentucky also has few Kentucky donors with only one Kentuckian making a large contribution during the quarter.

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