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Democrats in a quandary on corporate PAC money

Members of the Democratic National Committee are divided on whether to make a largely symbolic move of forgoing corporate cash in 2020.

"A small group of committee members thinks the DNC needs to show it's serious about banning corporate PAC donations, taking the same step as many presidential candidates who have pledged to forgo corporate PAC money. Others in the DNC want every tool possible to defeat President Trump," Vox reports.

A panel of party leaders agreed last week to stop short of an outright ban and instead chose to study the issue between now and the party convention next summer, meaning presidential and congressional candidates are free to take the money during the primaries but in theory might be prohibited from keeping that vein of cash open during the general election campaign.

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