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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has raised millions from fired-up small donors. Catherine Lane/iStockphoto hide caption

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Dems Probably Won't Take The House, So Why Are They Raising So Much?

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SuperPAC NextGen Climate Action aired a 60-second ad about Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst featuring two rich guys with a briefcase full of cash. YouTube hide caption

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A New Campaign Ad Sport: Billionaire Bashing

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People stand with signs on Capitol Hill as Senate and House Democrats called for an amendment to the Constitution aimed at curbing special interests' financial clout in elections. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Senate Moves Forward In Bid To Limit Campaign Funds

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Jury Finds Virginia's Former First Couple Guilty Of Corruption

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The Ricketts family poses on the Chicago Cubs field in 2010, a year after they bought the team: Laura Ricketts (from left), Joe Ricketts, Marlene Ricketts, Todd Ricketts, Tom Ricketts and Pete Ricketts. Nam Y. Huh/AP hide caption

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A Political Family, Funding And Running On Both Sides Of The Aisle

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Kent Sorenson says he was paid for his endorsement of Ron Paul in the 2012 presidential campaign — and that the exchange was hidden from the public. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Outside Group Mirrors Successful Strategies Of Political Parties

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Members of Congress are racing to take advantage of "franking" privileges, which allow them to replace postage with their signature. They are not allowed to use franking within 90 days of an election. iStockphoto hide caption

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Facing A Mass-Mailing Deadline, Lawmakers Get Frank Fast

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Senate candidate Michelle Nunn of Georgia is one of several Democratic women making strong election bids. Akili-Casundria Ramsess/AP hide caption

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Long GOP Primary Season Gives Democrats Time To Fill Campaign Coffers

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A Year Into IRS Probe, Partisan Motives Still Prove Elusive

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