10/10/2005

Casey Bypasses Santorum in Fund-Raising - Yahoo! News

WASHINGTON - Republican Sen. Rick Santorum (news, bio, voting record)'s leading Democratic challenger raised thousands more than the incumbent in the three-month quarter that ended Friday.

Campaign spokesman John Brabender said Santorum lost about $1 million in contributions by canceling fundraisers after Hurricane Katrina.

Santorum, the No. 3 Senate Republican, raised more than $1.7 million for the period, while Pennsylvania Treasurer Bob Casey Jr. raised more than $2 million, their respective campaign spokesmen said Monday.

Casey is the son of a popular late governor. The race is expected to be one of the nation's most competitive in 2006.

Santorum, a two-term incumbent, has about $6.6 million cash on hand, while Casey has about $3 million, their campaigns said.

On Thursday, the Connecticut-based Quinnipiac University poll had Santorum lagging 18 points behind Casey.

Casey Bypasses Santorum in Fund-Raising - Yahoo! News

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