FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 11, 2019
Contact: Ryan Aquilina
Ditch Mitch Fund launches campaign to draft Amy McGrath, plans “massive” online fundraising effort for her future campaign
Today, the Ditch Fund and its Ditch Mitch project announced the launch of a Draft Amy McGrath campaign to encourage the former-Kentucky congressional candidate to run against Mitch McConnell for Kentucky’s 2020 Senate race.
The effort includes the new DraftAmy.com website, along with digital ads and a ‘draft fund’ on ActBlue from which all funds raised will be immediately transferred to McGrath’s future campaign as soon as she announces her candidacy.
“We want Amy McGrath to run,” said Ryan Aquilina, the Executive Director of the Ditch Fund and its Ditch Mitch project. “Amy has an incredibly compelling personal story, she has demonstrated real grassroots support, and she is undeniably the best candidate to win against Mitch McConnell. The money we are raising now will be there for her on day one if she chooses to run.”
The new campaign, Aquilina said, will include a “massive” online fundraising and list-building effort to help show McGrath that there is strong appetite for her candidacy against McConnell.
Whether or not she runs, Democrats in Kentucky and across the country are excited about their prospects of taking down Mitch McConnell next November. A recent Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey of registered voters in Kentucky commissioned by the Ditch Mitch Fund last month found only 33% of Kentucky voters approve of McConnell, and 61% said it was time for someone new.
Coupled with the fact that groups like the Ditch Mitch Fund have already raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to defeat McConnell, Kentucky is poised to be one of marquee Senate races of 2020.
“Grassroots Democrats are fed up with Mitch McConnell, and we are preparing to fight back in a way Mitch has never seen before,” added Aquilina. “Ready or not, Mitch. We’re coming.”
Ditch Mitch is a project of the Ditch Fund – a new and first-of-its-kind grassroots-funded organization that is solely dedicated to holding Mitch McConnell accountable, supporting his future Democratic opponent, and defeating Mitch once and for all in 2020.
Learn more at www.DitchMitchFund.com
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