For some unknown reason, Senate Republicans do not appear to be interested in closing the wage gap for working women…
Majority Leader Harry Reid said before the vote, which fell mostly on party lines from GOP Blocks Equal Pay Bill in Senate | RealClearPolitics
The biggest name in these most pivotal contests is Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). In his race and in that of endangered Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor in nearby Arkansas, large amounts of outside money are already being spent, and both pols have been racing to arm their campaign committees with cash.
Toppling McConnell would be a significant upset for many reasons, not the least of which is the torrid pace of his fundraising. The top-ranking Senate Republican took in $2.2 million in the second quarter of the year, giving him a stockpile of $9.6 million as of the end of June. This is by no means McConnell’s first rodeo — he raised more than $16 million in 2008 — and clearly he holds the upper hand over his opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes (D). Having declared her candidacy just a few weeks ago, Grimes won’t post numbers showing the depth of her money trough till October.