AL’s Shelby among GOP U.S. senators sitting on mountains of campaign cash


By David M. Drucker | Washington Examiner

Sen. Richard Shelby has $18 million in campaign cash that he doesn’t need this year, but he’s not likely to share it with his fellow Republicans.

Though he’s not up for re-election, the Alabama senator has not transferred any of his considerable campaign wealth to the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the party arm working to gain GOP control of the upper chamber.

It’s a longstanding difference between the two parties. While Senate Democrats are typically generous in shifting campaign funds to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Senate Republicans have resisted making donations.

That has held true even this year, when control of the Senate is up for grabs as vulnerable Democratic incumbents fight for their political lives in several red states.

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