Republican disappointment Unfortunately, longstanding Senator Mitch McConnell collapsed and injured himself this week, suffering a medical setback.
According to media reports, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell got a concussion after falling at a former MAGA hangout in Washington, D.C. He will be hospitalized “for a few days of observation and treatment.”
The 81-year-old Kentucky senator stumbled and fell during a Wednesday evening meal following a gathering for the Senate Leadership Fund, a campaign group affiliated with him. The activities took place in the now-Waldorf Astoria Washington, D.C., which was once the Trump International Hotel.
Many believe the Senate Leadership PAC to be a force for RINOS who work hard to oppose the agenda of the people, such as McConnell’s favorite North Carolina RINO Thom Tillis.
According to statistics from 2020 reported by factcheck.org, the Leadership Pac provides a chance for wealthy men to buy elections.
“The Senate Leadership Fund is a Republican super PAC that was established in 2015 by allies of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The organization’s stated mission is to “protect and expand the Republican Senate Majority.” Steven Law, who served as McConnell’s chief of staff from 1991 to 1997, is the company’s president and CEO. Law is also the president and chief executive officer of Republican super PAC American Crossroads. Law served as executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee from 1998 to 2000.
As a super PAC, the organization can receive unlimited contributions, but it must reveal its sources and cannot coordinate its independent spending with campaign committees or campaigns.
As of the 31st of August, the Federal Election Commission reports that the Senate Leadership Fund has raised over $167 million for the 2020 election cycle. On the 16th of October, the fund had spent $165 million on independent expenditures, which is the word used by the FEC to describe advertising that “expressly argues” for the election or defeat of a particular candidate.
Sheldon Adelson, owner of a casino in Las Vegas, and Miriam Adelson, his wife, have committed a total of $50 million to the organization in 2020, making them its two largest contributors. Stephen A. Schwarzman, Head of the financial firm Blackstone, and Timothy Mellon, chairman of the transportation corporation Pan Am Systems, are two further major benefactors. Each of Schwarzman and Mellon contributed $20 million.
The majority of the group’s funds have been spent in four states where incumbent Republicans face difficult re-election campaigns. It has spent around $110 million to defend the seats of Senators. Thom Tillis in North Carolina ($34 million), David Perdue in Georgia ($32 million), Joni Ernst in Iowa ($23 million), and Steve Daines in Montana ($19 million) as of the 16th of October.
And in the 2022 election, here is where they spent their money:
The biggest outside spender in the 2022 midterms is the Senate Leadership Fund, the group aligned with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
It has spent $219 million in 8 states, with $110 million going to just 3 races — Georgia, Pennsylvania and Ohio. https://t.co/CwH081GTBn
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Spokesman David Popp said McConnell is being treated for a concussion and “is grateful to the medical professionals for their care and to his colleagues for their warm wishes.” McConnell’s office did not provide additional detail on his condition or how long he may be absent from the Senate, according to Martin Walsh who reported for Conservative Brief. CONTINUE READING…