The Fix: Democrats’ Senate arm ended 2014 $20 million in debt. That’s not why they lost.

News that the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee is over $20 million in debt after also getting clobbered in the midterm elections makes it natural to wonder if the two are linked. The committee, which is responsible for getting Democrats elected to the Senate, still owes $20.4 million after giving up the majority in the body. (Part of the problem is that the committee also bought a house this year, but that’s a different story.) Is there any link between how much a committee goes into debt — reflecting, one assumes, fundraising difficulties — and its performance?

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The Fix: Democrats’ Senate arm ended 2014 $20 million in debt. That’s not why they lost.

News that the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee is over $20 million in debt after also getting clobbered in the midterm elections makes it natural to wonder if the two are linked. The committee, which is responsible for getting Democrats elected to the Senate, still owes $20.4 million after giving up the majority in the body. (Part of the problem is that the committee also bought a house this year, but that’s a different story.) Is there any link between how much a committee goes into debt — reflecting, one assumes, fundraising difficulties — and its performance?

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