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Congressional Cash, and More

July 16, 2010 - 6:00pm

With candidates for federal office filing their second-quarter fund-raising numbers this week, and less than six weeks until primaries, the battle in Florida for congressional seats is taking clearer shape.

CD 25: Rivera and Garcia Look to Battle for Open Seat

July 16, 2010 - 6:00pm

With U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart running in another district, this seat is vacant -- and has drawn major candidates from both parties.

CD 24: With $1.2 Million War Chest, Kosmas Awaits GOP Challenger

July 16, 2010 - 6:00pm

Having raised more than $1.7 million for her bid for another term, Democratic U.S. Rep. Suzanne Kosmas has more than $1.2 million on hand. Almost $765,000 of her funds come from PACs.

CD 23: Hastings Looks Favored to Win in November

July 16, 2010 - 6:00pm

Veteran U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, a Democrat, appears headed for another term in Congress. With financial figures in from the second quarter of 2010, Hastings has raised more than $610,000 and has slightly less than $300,000 in the bank.

CD 22: Allen West Looks to Knock off Ron Klein

July 16, 2010 - 6:00pm

Republicans are saying this is the U.S. House seat they will pick up in Florida. Democratic congressman Ron Klein is facing challenges on two fronts. Air Force Vet Paul Renneisen is back to once again challenge Klein in the primary. Retired Army officer Allen West, who lost to Klein in 2008, wants a rematch, but he has to get by David Brady first for the Republican nomination.

CD 21: 'Super Mario' Only Player in the Game

July 16, 2010 - 6:00pm

Nobody in Floridas congressional delegation has an easier battle for re-election than congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, who jumped from the 25th Congressional District to the 21st, saying the seat his brother Lincoln was vacating was safer for a Republican. He doesn't have an opponent and had more than $320,000 on hand on June 30.

CD 20: Wasserman-Schultz Enjoys Big Money Advantage

July 16, 2010 - 6:00pm

Democratic congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz has raised more than $514,000 from individuals so far and more than $785,000 in PAC money. With almost $876,000 in her war chest, Wasserman-Schultz appears headed for another term.

CD 19: Still Recovering from Special Election, But Deutch Looks Safe

July 16, 2010 - 6:00pm

Newly elected U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, a Democrat, will take on Joe Budd who lost out to Ed Lynch in the Republican nomination for the special election earlier this year. Stan Smilian is running as a write-in candidate. Due to the special election, both camps are a little behind with their paperwork. At last glance, Deutch had more than $203,000 in May, while Lynch had more than $2,000 at the end of March.

CD 18: Looks Like Two More Years for Ros-Lehtinen

July 16, 2010 - 6:00pm

Republican congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen drew a Democratic challenger in Rolando Banciella -- but apparently not much of a challenge. Ros-Lehtinen had more than $1 million on hand on June 30; Banciella hasn't raised more than $5,000.

CD 17: Field of Officeholders Trails Rudy Moise in Money

July 16, 2010 - 6:00pm

On Thursday, campaign staffers for Dr. Rudy Moise announced their candidate had more than $900,000 on hand -- bad news for a field of officeholders taking Moise on for the Democratic nomination to replace U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek.

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