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These People Raised A Lot Of Money During The Government Shutdown

The government shutdown was good for fundraising.

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22. American Commitment Action Fund: $55,000


Number of donors: 2 (Interestingly, ACA a conservative PAC, only has raised $200,000 total. Both came in checks from hedge funder Sean Fieler and New Jersey GOP superdonor Virginia James.)

Note: We didn't include the campaigns of four candidates who were running for 2013 special elections, but were not in Congress during the shutdown: Cory Booker ($546,418), Steve Lonegan ($297,211), Bradley Byrne ($143,600), and Katherine Clark ($65,000).

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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