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Coats Outraises Ellsworth in Indiana

Last quarter, Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-IN) raised just $600,000 in his race to replace retiring Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) while former Sen. Dan Coats (R) raised $1.5 million. Ellsworth does have a $200,000 advantage over Coats in cash on hand, but so far it does not look like Ellsworth will be the financial powerhouse Democrats hoped. Ellsworth was sitting on a decent amount of cash as a congressman and got a $1 million contribution from Bayh.

The $200,000 difference in cash on hand between Coats and Ellsworth might be a bigger deal if it weren’t for the fact that Ellsworth is already down 21 points. Coats raised 71 percent of his money from Hoosiers while Ellsworth got 55 percent of his from political action committees, a possible indicator of where the intensity lies. We’ll see if the old Blue Dog can still hunt.

UPDATE: This post originally misstated Coats’ fundraising haul as $1.1 million rather than $1.5 million. This has been corrected.

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