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  •   Race for Congress: The Money Chase

    In millions, 1997-98 election cycle
    National $111   National $93
    Senate $72   Senate $40
    Congress $77   Congress $32
    Total $260   Total $165

    Race Candidate Cash on hand The buzz
    Ala.-4 Robert Aderholt (R)
    Don Bevill (D)
    Famous congressman's son Bevill never raised the money to mount a serious bid.
    Colo.-2 Bob Greenlee (R)
    Mark Udall (D)
    Personal wealth, stint as Denver mayor make Greelee a strong prospect in seat held by Democrats for 12 years.
    Idaho-2 Michael Simpson (R)
    Richard Stallings (D)
    Former representative Stallings's popularity and cash are giving Democrats a rare shot in very-Republican Idaho.
    Iowa-3 Leonard Boswell (D)
    Larry McKibben (R)
    State Sen. McKibben hopes GOP's advertising helps knock out this vulnerable freshman.
    Ky.-4 Gex Williams (R)
    Ken Lucas (D)
    Christian right-backed Williams trying to resurrect once-favored bid against tough conservative Democrat.
    Ohio-1 Steve Chabot (R)
    Roxanne Qualls (D)
    Last-minue spending could determine outcome between popular mayor and well-liked incumbent.
    Ore.-1 Molly Bordonaro (R)
    David Wu (D)
    Wu hitting the airwaves big; needs to paint Bordonaro as right-wing extremist to win.
    Wash .-1 Rick White (R)
    Jay Inslee (D)
    Will former representative Inslee's pro-Clinton spot, money and presence of conservative third-party candidate add up to victory?
    Kentucky Senate Jim Bunning (R)
    Scotty Baesler (D)
    Bunning's campaign coffers, combined with huge infusion by national GOP, mean uphill fight for Baesler.
    New York Senate Alfonse M. D'Amato (R)
    Charles E. Schumer (D)
    Scrappy challenger Schumer hoping big-name Democrats can raise the money for bloody battle on airwaves.

    Note: Incumbents in Italics
    Sources: Federal Election Commission, national parties

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