Months after it was revealed the PAC bugged Mitch McConnell’s campaign headquarters, affiliates of Progress Kentucky have filed a request to terminate the group. Founded in December 2012, the group found itself in the center of the controversy early on in its short existence.
In February, the group was criticized for sending a racially explicit tweet targeted at McConnell’s wife, former labor secretary Elaine Chao, who was born in Taiwan. The tweet read “This woman has the ear” of McConnell and “May explain why your job moved to China.” After initial resistance, the group eventually apologized to Chao.
A couple months later, in April, Mother Jones magazine released a recording of McConnell and his campaign staff strategizing against then-potential Democratic candidate Ashley Judd. A Democratic county official outed members of Progress Kentucky for secretly recording the conversation, prompting an FBI investigation.
Since the investigation was launched, the group has effectively shut down, with its website currently “down for maintenance” and inactive social-media accounts. Upon its most recent filing with the FEC, the PAC had only managed to raise $15,000.
Via Red Alert Politics.