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Fundraising Frenzy Over Five SoCal Congressional Seats

The Democratic Party needs to gain 24 seats nationwide in the November 2018 general election in order to take control of the House of Representatives, and it’s eyeing five districts in Southern California where Hillary Clinton won the majority of votes in November despite victories for Republican congressional incumbents.

Stephen Stambough, professor of political science, said the amount of money those challengers can raise in their districts in these early days of campaigning will help the Democratic Party determine who to back. Strong candidates, he said, will not want for cash.

“Especially at this time when the Democrats are smelling blood in the water because of how unpopular [President] Trump is, no serious candidate is going to go without the money that’s needed to be able to mount a serious campaign.” Continue reading at KPCC.

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