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Politics

No pause in political fund-raising in Mass.

Onslaught of requests has donors fatigued

WASHINGTON — Democratic fund-raisers are aggressively plying Massachusetts, from Boston steak houses to exclusive events on Cape Cod and the Islands, in what campaign-weary contributors say is the busiest non-election-year summer in memory.

August in an off year in the federal election cycle traditionally has been a quieter time in politics. But a plethora of new political groups combined with an unusual number of Massachusetts races and the steady grind of a never-ending partisan war in Washington are betraying the calendar.

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