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Does "newly flush" mean "fresh force"? Simply a wild guess here.

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It was New Year’s Eve, and I had decided to spend it with Andrew Yang. A self-described “Asian man who’s good at math,” Mr. Yang had raised an impressive $16.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 for his presidential campaign. Despite being newly flush, the campaign didn’t hold its shindig in a Napa Valley wine cave or at Gramercy Tavern, but in a florescent-lit room above a bar in Nashua, N.H.

Source: NYTimes Jan. 30, 2020
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  • kentix

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    English - U.S.
    It follows directly from the preceding sentence.

    In case it's not obvious, the first two potential venues listed would be fancy places that wealthy people might go (and they might cost a lot to rent). In contrast, a room above a bar lit by fluorescent lights (which have the reputation of being undesirable and certainly wouldn't be used in a high-class establishment) would probably be cheap to rent, and would likely draw a different class of people.
     
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