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GOP candidates outraising Dems

Pat McMahon Contributor

Republican Senate candidates outraised their Democratic rivals in the first quarter.

Much of that money went to non-incumbents.

Republicans had five of the top six fundraisers among Senate candidates and only one of them was an incumbent — Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

The top 10 GOP Senate candidates outraised the top 10 Democratic candidates $20 million to $16 million, even though Democrats had six incumbents on that list and Republicans had two.

Several of the most successful GOP fundraisers have clear paths to the November election.

Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and former Reps. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) headlined a big day for the GOP in three of the top Senate races on the map.

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