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Many of California's vulnerable House members fundraising ahead of 2016
Many of California's vulnerable House members fundraising ahead of 2016

Hoping to inoculate themselves against challenges next year, most of California's vulnerable House members already are building campaign war chests. Quarterly fundraising reports filed with the Federal Election Commission provided an early glimpse of candidates' financial strength as they head toward the 2016 contests. Six Democratic incumbents whom Republicans are targeting for defeat all had six-figure campaign accounts by March 31. Although the costs of hotly contested races often run into the millions, money shown early in a race — sometimes even before an opponent has materialized — can attract more donors, provide a head start in campaigning and scare off...

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