FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: July 10, 2019
Contact: Ryan Aquilina
Ditch Mitch Fund Raises $500,000 in First 24 Hours After Amy McGrath Enters Kentucky Senate Race
Figure includes money raised directly for Amy McGrath’s campaign and for the group itself; brings total the group has raised against McConnell to over $2 million
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Ditch Mitch Fund announced that it raised nearly half a million dollars in the first 24 hours after Amy McGrath entered the Kentucky Senate race yesterday against Mitch McConnell.
The number includes money raised directly for Amy McGrath’s campaign, as well as money raised for the group itself. It accounts for over 24,000 contributions, with an average donation of $20.
This latest fundraising haul brings the total the Ditch Mitch Fund has raised to over $2 million, with an average donation of $24.
“The amount of grassroots energy surrounding Amy McGrath’s candidacy – both in Kentucky and nationally – is nothing short of jaw-dropping. Amy is undoubtedly the best person to take on Mitch McConnell and win,” said Ryan Aquilina, Executive Director of the Ditch Mitch Fund. “Thirty-five years of McConnell in Washington is thirty-five too many. We are all-in to help Amy’s campaign against Mitch McConnell, from running ads holding Mitch accountable to organizing on-the-ground. And as the past 24 hours show, we will do everything we can to ensure she has the resources she needs to win by assisting her campaign with grassroots fundraising.”
The Ditch Mitch Fund, started in October 2018, is a grassroots-funded organization that is solely dedicated to holding Mitch McConnell accountable, supporting his future Democratic opponent, and defeating McConnell once and for all in 2020. To date, the Ditch Mitch Fund has raised over $2 million against Mitch McConnell, with an average donation of $24.
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