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McConnell-backed groups raise $13.9 million in first quarter of 2018

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Senate Republican-backed groups have raised roughly $13.9 million in the first three months of 2018, Politico first reported, up from $7.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Driving the numbers: Steve Law, who runs the Mitch McConnell-aligned Senate Leadership Fund and One Nation, told Politico there is "a growing alarm among our donors about the widening fundraising disparity" between some Democratic Senate incumbents and their Republican counterparts.