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Paul Ryan raises $11 million in first quarter of 2018

Paul Ryan smiles while standing in front of other leaders of the GOP
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House Speaker Paul Ryan's joint fundraising committee, Team Ryan, raised $11.1 million in the first quarter of 2018, totaling to $54 million raised this election cycle — a record for a Speaker's political organization.

State of play: Ryan's early fundraising push shows that the GOP is gearing up in advance to make themselves as competitive as possible ahead of the November 6 elections, which are shaping up to be exceptionally competitive this year. Meanwhile, at least 56 House seats are up for grabs, and more than two-thirds of those are held by Republicans.

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