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With five Senate contests on 'knife's edge,' GOP donors give more
With five Senate contests on 'knife's edge,' GOP donors give more

With less than two months left before election day, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman was out in California last week hustling for dollars and briefing Republican donors about what he said was the party’s critical need for resources to compete in the tossup states that could determine control of the U.S. Senate. “There are probably five states on the knife’s edge,” Portman, the vice chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and a potential 2016 presidential contender, said in an interview during his California visit. Highlighting the contentious battlegrounds of Arkansas, North Carolina, Louisiana, Iowa and Colorado, Portman predicted that the GOP would...

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