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Republican candidates raising more in small donations than Democrats, data show

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For the first time in a decade, Republican candidates for Congress are raising more than Democrats from small donors.

GOP candidates for the House and Senate so far this year have raised $70 million from small donors, compared with $44 million brought in by Democratic candidates, according to a Washington Post analysis of campaign finance data.

The trend is another sign that Republicans have been able to turn their political momentum into money. Reports covering the first quarter already have shown that GOP candidates were closing the gap or exceeding Democrats in key races and that corporations have started to shift behind the party.

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