An independent blog about the 2014 contest for U.S. senator between Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and Libertarian David Patterson. By students and their instructor in a special journalism course at the University of Kentucky.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Grimes campaign stresses importance of quarterly campign-finance reporting deadline tonight
Part of a Grimes campaign email
With the quarterly deadline for campaigns to report financial contributions, the Alison Lundergan Grimes campaign has been ramping up their fundraising efforts as the deadline nears. Sam Youngman of the Lexington Herald-Leaderreports,"In the 72 hours prior to the midnight Tuesday deadline, Grimes sent at least 10 fundraising emails, some arriving in inboxes less than two hours apart." Youngman went on to quote a Grimes campaign email: "This deadline matters. After today, we'll make our final decisions about how to invest our resources and put ourselves in the best position to win on November 4th." Grimes has raised less money than Sen. Mitch McConnell, whose allies are on target to spend $20 million on his behalf.