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Here's how much money ND candidates have received from gun rights lobbyists

From left to right: Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND), Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND). Special to The Forum.1 / 4
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FARGO - Here is a breakdown of how much money North Dakota political candidates received from gun rights lobbyist groups for the 2014 and 2016 election cycles as well as the total amounts donated by those same lobbyists groups during the previous two election cycles.

The numbers are based on data released by the Federal Election Commission on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017:

Sen. John Hoeven is the only North Dakota politician so far to receive money from gun rights lobbyists for the upcoming 2018 election cycle. As of Oct. 3, 2017, Hoeven has received $2,500, which is the fourteenth highest amount received among all U.S. Senators.

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