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Incumbents thrive by donating their dollars

Incumbents thrive by donating their dollars
July 26, 2010 --

The top three Republicans in the Georgia House — all now going or gone from their seats — held on to power in part by giving $1.4 million since 2005 to other GOP candidates and causes. Then scandal brought down Speaker Glenn Richardson. Several dozen Georgia legislators from both parties want to cap donations from one candidate to another, but they may have an uphill battle.