1. The 2024 GOP race leaves donors cold, and other takeaways from FEC week.

    By David Weigel The News The third fundraising quarter of 2023 ended with a whimper, overshadowed by chaos in the House and war in Gaza. Candidates who had something embarrassing to admit, like Ron DeSantis’s primary war chest dwindling to $5 million , announced it before the Oct. 1