“I think what it shows is whether or not you can go on to the next stage, not whether or not you’ll prove successful,” Mulcare said.
It’s also important to keep an eye on how super PACs — groups that can contribute essentially unlimited sums — might come to influence the race over the course of the election season, he said.
Notably, nearly all of Moulton’s funds — $249,813 — came from individual contributors, as did all of DeFranco’s.
Individual contributors accounted for $118,340 of Tierney’s money and $271,499 of Tisei’s.
An individual may donate up to $2,600 to each candidate or candidate committee per election, and up to $32,400 to a national party committee.
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