Republican Senators Well-Funded

In North Carolina, in the high-profile race between US Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R) and state Sen. Kay Hagan (D), Dole had $1.7 million on hand, to Hagan’s $680,000. Hagan, however, continues to lead in opinion polls. Similarly, in Georgia, US Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R) had $1.2 million on hand to former state Rep. Jim Martin’s (D) $92,000, but polls show the race is neck and neck. The same holds true in Mississippi, where US Sen. Roger Wicker (R) had $1.7 million on hand, to former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove’s (D) $460,000, but polls show a close race.

Mississippi

Roger Wicker (R)* 4,450,000 1,683,000

Roger Musgrove (D) na 460,000

Southern Political Report
10/23/8