Senate Republican groups gather cash ahead of election

CLEVELAND (AP) — A super political action committee and related nonprofit group raised more than $15.5 million this spring to help preserve the Senate majority.

That’s according to spokesman Ian Prior. The groups are helmed by Steven Law, a former chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

The bulk of the money, $12 million, was raised by One Nation, a nonprofit that does not have to reveal its donors and is limited in how much money it can spend on overtly political activities such as advertising. The super PAC, called the Senate Leadership Fund, landed another $3.5 million in contributions and began July with $18 million in available cash.

Senate Democrats also have outside groups working on their behalf.