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Senate Dem PACs Raise $31.8M for Midterm Elections

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By    |   Tuesday, 30 January 2018 11:50 AM

Two Democratic groups have raised a record $31.8 million to help their party retake the Senate in the November mid-term elections, a bit more than similar Republican organizations, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Still, similar GOP groups have more money in the bank.

Senate Majority PAC raised $21.7 million last year, according to the Post. About $17.2 million came in the last six months of 2017. The paper said an affiliated nonprofit called Majority Forward brought in $10.1 million last year. The two groups had a combined $19.5 in the bank to start 2018.

By contrast, the Republican-affiliated Senate Leadership Fund, One Nation and two other groups raised a combined $31.6 million last year — a little less than the Democrats, but they had $23.9 million in the bank on Jan. 1, 2018.

There are 26 Democratic seats up for election in November — including 10 in states President Donald Trump won. Only eight GOP seats are up for grabs. Republicans hold a narrow 51-49 edge in the Senate.

"As the election of Sen. Doug Jones in Alabama showed, Democrats across the country are enthusiastic to get back to the polls and hold President Trump and Leader (Mitch) McConnell accountable," J.B. Poersch, president of Senate Majority PAC and Majority Forward, told the Post in a statement.

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