From The Lexington Herald-Leader: McGrath raises $2.5 million in her first day as candidate against Mitch McConnell


Former Marine Corps pilot Amy McGrath brought in a whopping $2.5 million in the first day of her campaign to challenge U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, according to her campaign, a formidable number that could help her clear the field in a potential Democratic primary. 

Mark Nickolas, McGrath’s campaign manager, said the $2,501,166 in the 24 hours after the campaign’s launch came from 69,188 donors with the average donation of $36.15.