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Alessandra Biaggi is challenging former IDC leader Jeff Klein in N.Y. State Senate District 34. Klein's average contribution was more than 25 times larger than Biaggi's.Moon Baby Photo

Breakaway N.Y. Dems Rake in Big Corporate Donations as Challengers Log Many Small Contributions

Just 2.1 percent of the campaign cash received by members of the recently shuttered Independent Democratic Conference, which aligned with Republicans, came in the form of donations of $200 or less.

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Republicans Abandon Election Security

Republicans used to back election security, but now GOP leaders are taking their cue from the White House.

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Hedge Fund Billionaires Were Democrats’ Main Bankrollers in 2018

A new report shows that three-quarters of the money that individuals donated to pro-Democrat outside spending groups in 2018 came from finance founders and executives.