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  •   Race for Congress: The Money Chase

    PARTY CASH
    In millions, 1997-98 election cycle
    GOP
    committee
    Amt.
    raised
      Democratic
    committee
    Amt.
    raised
    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)
    $740,684
    $28,043
    Famous congressman's son Bevill never raised the money to mount a serious bid.
    Colo.-2 Bob Greenlee (R)
    Mark Udall (D)
    $74,076
    $214,484
    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)
    $28,274
    $171,251
    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)
    $163,202
    $40,142
    State Sen. McKibben hopes GOP's advertising helps knock out this vulnerable freshman.
    Ky.-4 Gex Williams (R)
    Ken Lucas (D)
    $138,180
    $88,390
    Christian right-backed Williams trying to resurrect once-favored bid against tough conservative Democrat.
    Ohio-1 Steve Chabot (R)
    Roxanne Qualls (D)
    $368,799
    $428,684
    Last-minue spending could determine outcome between popular mayor and well-liked incumbent.
    Ore.-1 Molly Bordonaro (R)
    David Wu (D)
    $314,610
    $15,140
    Wu hitting the airwaves big; needs to paint Bordonaro as right-wing extremist to win.
    Wash .-1 Rick White (R)
    Jay Inslee (D)
    $328,540
    $413,410
    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)
    $1,486,236
    $556,701
    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)
    $6,591,842
    $1,315,668
    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

    – Ben White



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