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The Second Ballot: “Angry GOP donors close their wallets”

Democracies and Republics rely on the ballot box to choose their representatives. Before and after those choices, however, there is what might be called a Second Ballot.  That Second Ballot is cast by donors.  Those donors either like to influence public policy or help choose who makes that policy.

The level and frequency of contributions often tell one party or another how they are doing.

Currently, the Democrat National Committee is trailing the Republican National Committee in fundraising as this link demonstrates.

The news, however, is not all good for Republicans. The big donor class is rumbling as this article demonstrates.

So which way is the wind really blowing?  If Republicans do not pass tax reform, it likely will become quite clear.

Read Full Article: Angry GOP donors close their wallets

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