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Donations from bailout companies fuel Kentucky Senate campaigns
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 5:15 PM EDT
Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates have accepted more than $229,000 in campaign contributions from companies that benefited from the government's 2008 Wall Street bailout.
Donors from companies that benefited from the bailout clearly prefer McConnell. The Senate Republican leader has raised more than $200,000 from bailout companies or their employees. That's slightly more than 2 percent of the $10 million McConnell has raised since 2013.
Bevin accepted more than $6,000 from bailout companies while Democratic front-runner Alison Lundergan Grimes has accepted more than $20,000.