Speed Reads

2014 midterms

Kentucky Republicans will pay people to attend Mitch McConnell's campaign events

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will enjoy some "enthusiastic" support at campaign events this week from supporters who were paid to cheer on the minority leader, according to an email obtained by The Hill.

Sent by a member of the Kentucky Republican Party, the email offers to cover food, lodging, and travel expenses for volunteers who wish to pack events on McConnell's three-day bus tour this week. "You would join local supporters in contributing to an enthusiastic atmosphere at each of his events," the email states.

The state GOP previously organized buses to bring McConnell supporters to the annual Fancy Farm Picnic.

Polls have shown McConnell holding a comfortable edge in his re-election bid. The New York Times' latest forecast gives him a 92 percent chance of holding his seat.