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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Behind In Fundraising, Democrats Look To Convention As ‘Last Best Hope’

Conservative Super PACs have been out raising and out spending their Democratic counterparts. They spent eight times more than liberal Super PACs in this election, according to the latest figures from the non-partisan tracking site OpenSecrets.com.

Democratic operatives are planning a series of events at this week’s party convention, in hopes of catching up. But they face a number of obstacles, from divisions between the White House and Congressional Democrats over sharing major donors and cash, to wealthy donors who are not motivated to put up big money in this election and the sticky issue of coming to terms with new campaign fundraising laws they had opposed.

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