Commonwealth Policy Center

Money can buy a lot of things, but one thing that it can’t buy is an election. Consider that Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate raised $315 million as they tried to flip races in Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Montana, South Carolina, and Texas. But it didn’t pay off as they lost six of their top races. In South Carolina, Democrat Jaime Harrison raised $107.5 million in his bid to unseat Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). He lost by 14 points. Here in Kentucky, Amy McGrath raised more than $88 million, which dwarfed Sen. Mitch McConnell’s $55 million. McGrath lost by 20-points. Money is important to get out the message, but no amount of money can overcome Democrats’ bad policy proposals, which is what the voters rejected last week.