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National Republicans are looking for Senate candidates who are filthy rich

Posted on AllSides March 22nd, 2023
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Elections, 2024 Senate Elections, Republican Party, Wealthy Americans, Candidates, Campaign Finance
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Senate Republicans have landed on a plan to avoid getting swamped by Democratic cash again next year: Find candidates whose bank accounts are already loaded.

So far, at least 10 candidates with sizable net worth are seriously considering self-funded Senate campaigns in more than a half-dozen swing states — many of them at the behest of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

Both parties have relied on self-funders before. But this approach has taken on increasing importance for Republicans because they failed to counter Democrats’ massive grassroots fundraising in Senate races...

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