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People like giving money to the Conservative party

The second quarter fundraising results

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Alice Funke has the fundraising totals for the year’s second quarter and the Conservatives have once again taken in the most cash.

The Conservatives have raised the most money in every quarter since the fourth quarter of 2006 (when the Liberals held a leadership convention), a run of 26 quarters. And that’s the only quarter they’ve lost in the last eight and a half years.

One possibly interesting potential wrinkle: the Liberals drew from more donors than the Conservatives in the second quarter (38,014 vs. 30, 437). That’s the first time another party has bested the Conservatives in that regard since 2005.