Progressive media group launches 'Get Mitch or Die Trying' campaign to flip Senate

Progressive media group launches 'Get Mitch or Die Trying' campaign to flip Senate
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Crooked Media, a firm founded by some of former President Obama's staffers, is launching a campaign to try to flip the Republican-controlled Senate in 2020 and oust Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell in talks with Mnuchin on next phase of coronavirus relief Pelosi: 'We shouldn't even be thinking' about reopening schools without federal aid The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Argentum - All eyes on Florida as daily COVID-19 cases hit 15K MORE (R-Ky.).

Get Mitch or Die Trying” plans to help fund Democrats in 11 key states that could help overturn the GOP’s Senate majority. 

“You could have everything you’ve ever wanted, if it wasn’t for this guy,” text in a Tuesday video that accompanies the campaign launch reads. 

“Mitch McConnell — he’s just as bad as Trump but no one ever talks about it,” says Crooked Media's Tommy Vietor, a former Obama spokesman.

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Crooked Media’s “Pod Save America” hosts and company founders Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Vietor, say in the video that “everything you hate about Washington is because this Mitch designed it that way," encouraging voters to show the door to GOP incumbents and put the party in the Senate minority.

“So when you’re voting against Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsMore Republicans should support crisis aid for the Postal Service GOP senators voice confidence over uphill Senate battle Republicans considering an outdoor stadium for Florida convention: report MORE in Maine, you’re actually voting against this guy,” Vietor says in the video, referring to McConnell. 

“Or when you’re voting against Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Argentum - All eyes on Florida as daily COVID-19 cases hit 15K Democrats seek to tie GOP candidates to Trump, DeVos Senate GOP hedges on attending Trump's convention amid coronavirus uptick MORE in Colorado, you’re actually voting against ol’ resting Mitch face,” Favreau says. 

The “Get Mitch or Die Trying” fund will support Democratic Senate campaigns in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. Crooked Media said additional states will be added as necessary. 

McConnell’s own Democratic challenger Amy McGrath raised $2.5 million on her first day of her campaign.

Collins’s challenger, Maine state Speaker Sara Gideon (D) raised more than $1 million in the first week of her campaign, and Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Argentum - All eyes on Florida as daily COVID-19 cases hit 15K Democrats see immigration reform as topping Biden agenda Graham says he will call Mueller to testify before Senate panel about Russia probe MORE’s (R-S.C.) Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison brought in $1.5 million in the first month of launching his Senate campaign. 

Graham announced he raised more than $3 million, beating a personal record, and Collins’s campaign said the senator raised more than $2 million for her reelection campaign over the past three months.

The Hill has reached out to McConnell's reelection campaign for comment.