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Liberal PAC has little cash, influence in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The liberal super PAC from Kentucky that incurred the wrath of the Senate Republican leader is an organization of outsiders that has barely raised any funds since it was founded in December to oust U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell from office in 2014.

Progress Kentucky is led by what one former state Democratic Party official described as "just a couple of activists." Federal Election Commission filings show the group has collected about $1,000 and spent $18, while McConnell has raised $10 million toward his re-election effort.

Progress Kentucky is being tied to a secret recording of a February campaign meeting held by McConnell in which his aides disparaged actress Ashley Judd. She was considering a Senate bid at the time. The FBI is investigating the incident.

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