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President Trump. Photo: Olivier Douliery - Pool/Getty Images

The Republican National Committee (RNC) is investing an additional $25 million in their midterms efforts, citing "an influx of contributions" from their supporters. Of that, they're giving $3.5 million each to the party's campaign arms that work on House and Senate races.

Why it matters: Democrats have been out-raising Republicans all cycle long. An internal memo from the main Republican super PAC, the Congressional Leadership Fund, have warned of Democrats' "green wave." The RNC hopes their $275 million investment will offset the cash haul coming from the left.

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Scoop: Google won't donate to members of Congress who voted against election results

Sen. Ted Cruz led the group of Republicans who opposed certifying the results. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Google will not make contributions from its political action committee this cycle to any member of Congress who voted against certifying the results of the presidential election, following the deadly Capitol riot.

Why it matters: Several major businesses paused or pulled political donations following the events of Jan. 6, when pro-Trump rioters, riled up by former President Trump, stormed the Capitol on the day it was to certify the election results.

Minority Mitch still setting Senate agenda

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Chuck Schumer may be majority leader, yet in many ways, Mitch McConnell is still running the Senate show — and his counterpart is about done with it.

Why it matters: McConnell rolled over Democrats unapologetically, and kept tight control over his fellow Republicans, while in the majority. But he's showing equal skill as minority leader, using political jiujitsu to convert a perceived weakness into strength.

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