Politics
12:44 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Bevin Reports $900K Raised in Fourth Quarter of 2013

The Louisville businessman looking to defeat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in May’s Republican primary raised more than $900,000  in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Matt Bevin's totals are up from $820,000 in the third quarter, but that included $600,000 from the candidate himself. This new figure includes money from 15,000 individual contributors and no money from Bevin, according to spokeswoman Rachel Semmel.

"As voters learn more about Sen. McConnell's big-government record of voting for bailouts, tax increases, NSA spying, and amnesty, they realize that the only Republican in Kentucky that can lose this Senate seat is the man who's currently in it," Bevin said in a statement.

McConnell and the likely Democratic nominee, Alison Lundergan Grimes, have until Jan. 31 to report their fourth quarter totals. McConnell and Grimes raised $2.3 and $2.5 million respectively in the third quarter of 2013.