Democratic women rake in campaign cash

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. (AP)

Donors gave big money to a trio of Democratic women running in battleground U.S. Senate races between January and March, a much-needed jolt for Senate Democrats looking at an increasingly difficult path to holding their fragile majority.

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IRS signals commitment to new rules for nonprofit groups

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