Campaign Cash

Gov. Beshear Raises $1.1 Mil in 2nd Quarter for Re-Election

Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear is turning in another million-dollar fundraising report, this time for the 2nd quarter of the year, bringing him close to $3.5 million raised since announcing he would seek a second term in office. Beshear’s $1.1 million brings his campaign to $3.2 million cash on hand for what’s gearing up to be...

Russell Coleman Hits $320k in First Fundraising Quarter of Race

Former U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman is crossing a significant fundraising milestone in the race for Kentucky Attorney General. Coleman announced he raised $320,000 in his first fundraising quarter in the race, a historic single quarter sum from a Republican, according to his campaign. Current Attorney General Daniel Cameron was the first Republican to hold the...

KY Hospital Assoc. Forms Federal PAC

The Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) formed a new federal political action committee at the end of February as a way to take their issues directly to Kentucky’s Congressman. The trade association tells Kentucky Fried Politics they formed the PAC to separate their federal donations from the American Health Association PAC (AHAPAC) which they previously used...

Beshear Campaign Raises Specter of Craft Cash in Latest Fundraising Email

“Republicans are willing to spend whatever it takes to win.” That is the latest headline in a fundraising email from Gov. Andy Beshear’s re-election campaign to their supporters. Beshear’s team is pointing to one Republican in particular who could dump money into a gubernatorial election and asking his supporters to dig deep in an effort...

Rand Paul Raises Nearly $4 Million in Final Quarter of 2021

UPDATED: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s re-election campaign announced on Monday they have raised $3.8 million for Kentucky’s junior Senator’s 2022 re-election campaign in the final quarter of 2021. The fundraising haul brings Paul’s total raised to $14 million throughout the entire year and leaves him with $8 million cash on hand, according to his campaign....

Shell Takes Early Fundraising Lead in GOP Ag Commish Primary

Former state Rep. Jonathan Shell has taken an early fundraising lead in the Republican primary for Agriculture Commissioner, as his opponent has started the campaign with a personal loan. Shell raised $52,126 in the first months of the campaign, including a $10,000 loan the candidate made to his campaign account. He’s only spent $727 in...

Paul Announces Major Fundraising Haul, Booker Touts “Deep Organizing”

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s campaign announced their biggest quarter yet with a record-breaking fundraising haul heading into the 2022 U.S. Senate race. Paul’s campaign announced more than $4 million in campaign contributions in the 3rd quarter financial report, exceeding the amount raised in any single quarter in either of Paul’s two previous campaigns for the...

Democratic Senate Candidate Raises $20k for Special Election

Democratic 22nd District state Senate candidate Helen Bukulmez has raised double digits for the November Special Election. Bukulmez, an immigration and injury lawyer from Lexington, Kentucky, has brought in nearly $21,000 in contributions for the race to fill the unexpired term of the late Sen. Tom Buford, R-Nicholasville. The contributions to Bukulmez campaign come from...

Fmr. RPK Finance Director Joins Top Shelf Lobby Team

The former Finance Director for the Republican Party of Kentucky (RPK) has joined Top Shelf Lobby as a Senior Associate. On Friday, Top Shelf Lobby announced Makenzie Williams had joined their team. “We are incredibly pleased that Makenzie will be joining our Top Shelf team,” said Leigh Ann Thacker, Top Shelf Managing Partner. “Her political...