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House Democrats reel in cash against 2020 election opponents

Freshman Reps. from left, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Barbara Lee, D-Texas, Annie Kuster, D-N.H., and Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., take a selfie on the House floor before the start of the election
Freshman Reps. from left, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Barbara Lee, D-Texas, Annie Kuster, D-N.H., and Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

Building a daunting moat around the the House Democratic majority, each of the 62 freshmen Democrats has raised more than their top opponent, AP's Alan Fram reports.

Why it matters: It's also true for all 31 Democrats from districts President Trump won in 2016. And for all 39 Democrats who flipped Republican-held seats last November. Those seats are the key GOP pathway to retaking the House.

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