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Wealthy donors ramp up political giving for 2018 midterms

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced broad outlines for Republican tax legislation in September, along with members of the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee. Washington Post photo by Melina Mara

With the 2018 midterms fast approaching, wealthy donors are opening their wallets for the parties and super PACs in anticipation of a crucial election year.

A snapshot of new Federal Election Commission filings made available Tuesday evening from the parties and major super PACs showed some individual donors already have given at least seven figures each this election cycle, ranging from roughly $1 million to upwards of $17 million...

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