With Alison Lundergan Grimes within one point of Mitch McConnell, there's a battle for the finish and it looks like Kentucky voters are going to get a barrage of ads, thanks to Mitch's checkbook.
While he claims he's not worried at all, he's also writing his campaign a personal check for $1.8 million dollars. For a guy worth about $9 million, that's a hefty chunk.
Politico was quick to reassure their readers that it doesn't mean McConnell thinks he has a problem. Nay, nay, it's just making sure resources are matched up. Sure it is.
McConnell does have a problem. He has several, in fact. Like why he paid Jesse Benton $100,000 after he resigned due to his involvement in the Iowa bribery scandal during the 2012 campaign. Benton scored a nice haul while he worked for McConnell. Altogether, he was paid almost $500,000 to serve as campaign manager. Great work if you can get it, I guess.
McConnell also has a problem with the truth. First, he tried to bury the fact that he pays people to show up at his events. Here's some video of the fallout from that:
Then it turns out his "strong Kentucky women" aren't all from Kentucky. Imagine that.
Despite Chuck Todd's dire pronouncement, I'd say Mitch pouring 20 percent or so of his personal wealth into the last two weeks of his campaign could possibly be considered desperation. Maybe he shouldn't have paid off all those people so early.