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McConnell, Trump Deliver Over $1Billion In Federal Funds For Kentucky Ahead Of Tough Reelection

Facing a tough reelection campaign in 2020, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is delivering more than $1 billion worth of federal funds and tax breaks for Kentucky with help from President Donald Trump, The Hill reported Wednesday.

Speaking at a press conference in Louisville, McConnell touted his spending and tax-relief accomplishments and drew a sharp contrast with his Democratic opponent, Amy McGrath, a retired Marine Corps fighter pilot who raised nearly $11 million in the third quarter this year for the 2020 race.

McConnell emphasized he was one of four people in the room making final decisions about specifics on the year-end spending and tax deals, noting that he’s the only top congressional leader who isn’t from California or New York.

The move comes as McConnell seeks to boost his political standing at home in the face of a well-financed Democratic opponent and his perennially low approval ratings.

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