A delegation of business and civic leaders from Wichita visited Louisville, Ky., last month and toured the city's redeveloped waterfront area. What they may not have learned is how large a role Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has played in helping redevelop Louisville. McConnell, who recently switched positions to support a two-year GOP ban on spending earmarks, has directed $62.4 million in federal funding to Louisville in the past three years, according to data tallied by the Center for Responsive Politics.
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