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Politics Podcast: What On Earth Should We Make Of The Democrats’ Huge Fundraising Edge?

House Democratic nominees are outraising Republicans in individual contributions by about 2-to-1. The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast crew debates how to make sense of a fundraising advantage that has no recent precedent: Does it foretell a better result for Democrats than expected, or have changes in fundraising methods made it a poor predictor of results? The team also reviews the marquee governors races on the ballot this fall.

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