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Congressional campaign fund filings show incumbents ahead of challengers

Congressional campaign fund filings show incumbents ahead of challengers

The elections are more than a year away, but already, front-runners are emerging in some key California congressional contests, and most endangered incumbents are well ahead of their challengers in fundraising, campaign filings show. Early fundraising can be a barometer of a candidate's strength or vulnerability, and money raised soon after the start of a campaign — though it might not be spent for many months — can attract more donors and discourage competitors. GOP allies of Rep. Stephen Knight (R-Palmdale) have stepped up to fill his coffers, which had been nearly empty, as other vulnerable House members also raked in significant contributions. Knight's...

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