Now that the winter holidays are over and the dregs of the New Year’s champagne have been poured out, Americans have little choice but to turn their weary heads to this year’s presidential race. And with the electorate more ideologically divided than any time since the Vietnam era, it comes as little surprise that both political camps are building up immense war chests. In the last three months of 2019 alone, the GOP pulled in $154 million. That same quarter, the five leading Democratic candidates reported they raised $115 million.
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