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Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., in a June 2018 file photo. Brat lost his re-election bid to Democrat Abigail Spanberger. Before the election, Brat blamed the Democratic fundraising platform, ActBlue, for allowing Spanberger to raise more money than he was able to. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Democrats Built A Small-Donor Money Machine. Now, Republicans Want Their Own

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Democratic U.S. House candidate Andrew Janz raised more than $4 million in three months as part of his effort to unseat U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif.), part of a wave of record-breaking fundraising hauls by Democratic candidates. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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