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Wealthy Democratic newcomer targets Gibson

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Democrat Sean Eldridge has donated nearly $1 million to his bid for Congress, and his venture capital firm has made investments in businesses across the sprawling upstate New York district where he moved last year. The moves have attracted plenty of attention to the 27-year-old candidate, who is married to Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes. They’ve also stirred partisan accusations that he’s a carpetbagger trying to buy votes in the closely watched race. One Republican campaign ...

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May 11, 2014
10:47 a.m.

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I'd rather have a man spending his own money on his campaign than to be obligated to PACs like ALEC and the US Chamber of Commerce, or owned by the Koch brothers. Eldridge is doing a great job and spending his venture capital on local business. Gibson has learned who to court and how to impress them.