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Q&A: Dizzying array of dollar signs: Cutting through the hype on 2020 presidential fundraising

So much money. It comes in tiny increments online. It comes in big checks written for fancy fundraisers. It comes from Wall Street brokers and from retired schoolteachers on meager pensions. But what does it all mean for the presidential candidates raising it?

By midnight Monday, all the declared presidential candidates must publicly provide their first look at who is giving to them, in what amounts, and how much it all adds up to, as well as what they've spent. (The most flush candidates already have shared some of their

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