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State political parties post fundraising totals

FRANKFORT, KY (AP) -

Kentucky's two major political parties raised close to $1 million combined in August leading up to the pivotal November elections.  

The Kentucky Democratic Party reported it raised more than $498,000 in August. The party that controls the state House and the governor's office has raised more than $1.3 million in 2014 and has a little over $474,000 in cash available.  

The Republican Party of Kentucky raised more than $455,000 in August. The party that controls the state Senate and all but one of the of the state's federal offices has raised more than $2 million in 2014 and has $2.1 million in cash available.  

The Nov. 4 election will determine Kentucky's U.S. Senator and which party controls the state House.

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