Sen. Mitch McConnell's recent Kentucky earmarks

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who has long backed the practice of designating federal dollars for projects back home, recently reversed his stance and voiced his support for an earmark ban. The interactive map below shows the locations and organizations that benefitted from those earmarks in 2009 and 2010.

Click a marker to read more information about the earmark. Earmarks that do not have location information associated with them (for example, earmarks for military equipment) are not included on this map.

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SOURCE: Office of Management and Budget. GRAPHIC: Mark S. Luckie / The Washington Post - November 19, 2010.