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It’s more than a year until the Democratic National Convention, but the party is already working to raise the huge sums required for the affair. And we’re beginning to get a glimpse of what its high-dollar donors will get in return.
Copies of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s donor packages for the event advertise the access that the party’s deepest pockets will enjoy when they gather in Milwaukee next July to officially nominate the party’s challenger to President Donald Trump.