Chao Paved Way For Husband To Get Funds For Special KY Projects Before 2020

On Tuesday, January 31, (l-r) Elaine Chao after her swearing-in as the Transportation Secretary, with her husband Senator Mitch McConnell, in the Vice President’s Ceremonial Office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House. (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto)
On Tuesday, January 31, (l-r) Elaine Chao after her swearing-in as the Transportation Secretary, with her husband Senator Mitch McConnell, in the Vice Presidents Ceremonial Office in the Eisenhower Executive Office B... On Tuesday, January 31, (l-r) Elaine Chao after her swearing-in as the Transportation Secretary, with her husband Senator Mitch McConnell, in the Vice Presidents Ceremonial Office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House. (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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June 10, 2019 7:38 a.m.
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Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao cleared the path for projects that would specifically benefit Kentucky and thus, her husband Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) ahead of his 2020 reelection bid.

According to Politico, these arranged grants ultimately topped $78 million.

Chao assigned her aide Todd Inman to be the special liaison for Kentucky projects, a perk that other states did not enjoy and which helped channel money and attention into the Bluegrass state.

McConnell has been able to use approved projects to tout his ability to bring money and resources into the state, bolstering his image locally before his run.

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