Opinion: Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell faces new attack from ‘nonpartisan’ group


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Campaign Money Watch, the group that bills itself as a nonpartisan advocate for campaign finance reform, is attacking Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.

The Washington-based group is spending almost $400,000 on the attack, which includes a tough new television ad and website.

In filing with the Federal Election Commission, Campaign Money Watch disclosed a new batch of donors paying for the attack on the Kentucky senator. Its biggest contributor was the liberal online advocacy group,, which gave $400,000.


Campaign Money Watch received $130,000 from billionaire Jerome Kohlberg, a founder of the private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., and $30,000 from Communication Workers of America.

Campaign Money Watch’s parent group describes itself as a ‘nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving America’s campaign finance laws.’

Previously, Campaign Money Watch attacked John McCain, who co-wrote the current campaign McCain-Feingold finance law.

--Dan Morain

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