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This article has been updated from its original post by the Second Nexus editors on 1/29/15. 

In 2012, I donated to help my candidate win, and hoped my party would hold on to some key seats in the House and Senate. Granted, it wasn't a lot of money--probably under $50 total. But I felt I'd done my part. I was one of the over 3 million people who put their money behind their beliefs. As it turns out, I might as well have been throwing my money into the wind.

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