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Outside money pouring in to California's congressional races

by Tara Siler, The California Report | Take Two®

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House Democrats walk out of the US Capitol building during votes in protest June 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

Congressional Democrats need 25 seats to retake the gavel from Republicans this November.

It's a tall order and an expensive one. Both parties consider California a battleground for house races, and buckets of campaign cash are being dumped into the Golden State.

As part of The California Report's Election 2012 coverage, reporter Tara Siler takes a look at four tough contests in and around Sacramento and the San Joaquin Valley.

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