(Bloomberg) Democrats are hoping a blue wave of support will carry them to victory in this fall’s elections. In the meantime, they’ve caught a green wave of cash—the torrent of money pouring into Democratic campaign coffers helped 73 House candidates outraise Republican incumbents and opponents in races for open seats in the second quarter, a Bloomberg analysis of Federal Election Commission data shows. The more candidates the Democrats can field with the means to run competitive races, the larger the potential blue wave could be, if, as most experts anticipate, a motivated anti-Trump electorate shows up to vote in November. Democrats need to pick up 23 seats to retake control of the House.
NEW: Senate Democrats in just about every Trump state are outraising Republicans, meaning they’ll have the money to continue the necessary work of building a brand separate from their party. All the latest numbers (outside the paywall): https://t.co/c3Lr9w2bmY
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