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Campaign Is On

Dr. Dave Rausch, with West Texas A&M University says  those who have not raised as much can have a hard time getting their ideas heard Dr. Dave Rausch, with West Texas A&M University says those who have not raised as much can have a hard time getting their ideas heard

Their goal, be the next president of the United States. Candidates are fundraising hard right now even though the election is more than a year a away.

Political experts tell NewsChannel 10 that candidates are raising money now to get their names out and build a large staff for what could be a tight presidential race. But some candidates have raised millions more than others.

Dr. Dave Rausch, with West Texas A&M University says incumbents have an easier time raising money than challengers because they have name recognition. Dr. Rausch says sometimes if a candidate has raised lots of money their competition will drop out.

He adds those who have not raised as much can have a hard time getting their ideas heard.  That's why he recommends checking each candidate out before voting. Dr. Rausch says candidates receive money from interest groups, political committees, and people like you.

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