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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2015 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks in Salem, N.H.  The Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is being outraised month after month by its Republican counterpart. Its $24 million debt from the 2012 presidential election, only recently paid down, has squeezed investments in the next White House race. Underdeveloped party resources such as voter data files could become a serious disadvantage for the eventual nominee, particularly if that person is not front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, who would enter a general election contest with her own outreach network. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter, File)

“We are building the organization now to make sure that whoever our ultimate nominee is, they are in the best possible position to win next November,” she said in a statement, “and we are confident we will have the resources we need.”

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FILE - In this April 2, 2013 file photo, Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton appear onstage at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. Over the past quarter century or so, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Joe Biden have collaborated and competed, shared more than a dozen staff members, and served in a presidential Cabinet. Now, their long and tangled relationship is being tested.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

“They have a genuine friendship,” said former Sen. Bob Kerrey, D-Neb., who has known both Democrats for decades. “If Biden becomes a candidate, you could probably put the sun and the moon between them. But it’s not going to be because he lacks respect or admiration for Hillary Clinton.”

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FILE -In this July 27, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks in Longwood, Fla. A dozen million-dollar contributors account for at least 10 percent of Bush’s record-setting presidential fundraising haul. The big-money boosters propelled Right to Rise, a super PAC dedicated to helping Bush win the Republican nomination, to its $103 million total in the first six month of the year.(AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

DES MOINES, Iowa | The heavily funded super PAC backing Republican Jeb Bush will spend at least $10 million on television time in the earliest voting presidential primary states, the first salvo in a massive TV ad campaign to support the former Florida governor’s bid for the Republican nomination. Officials with Right to Rise USA say […]

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In this Aug. 7, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, waves to the crowd as he steps to the podium to speak at the RedState Gathering in Atlanta. Perry has stopped paying his presidential campaign staff amid slow fundraising that has left his 2016 bid cash-starved after barely two months. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

“We saw in the campaign finance reports that they didn’t raise as much as anyone would have liked, and we knew what that meant — that they were going to have to go lean and mean while we would need to diversify what we were doing to help the governor,” Barbour said. “We’re building Perry’s Iowa team. There’s nothing in the playbook that says we can’t do that as a super PAC.”

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