Graves Outraises Barnes

9 years 1 month 3 weeks ago October 16, 2007 Oct 16, 2007 Tuesday, October 16 2007 Tuesday, October 16, 2007 4:54:00 AM CDT in News
Source: (Copyright 2007 The Associated Press All Rights Reserved.)
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressman Sam Graves raised about $522,000 for his re-election campaign in the last three months as he tried to stay ahead of his Democratic rival. The northwest Missouri Republican now has about $756,000 cash on hand to spend on his race against former Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes. Barnes raised about $326,000 over the same period and has about $578,000 in the bank for next year's contest. Neither candidate is expected to face a primary challenger. Graves has been easily re-elected since first winning the seat in 2000. But Barnes may be the best-funded candidate he has faced. She completed her second term as mayor earlier this year. A major chunk of Graves' contributions came from a Kansas City fundraiser last month hosted by Vice President Cheney.

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