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Kay Barnes ranks as second best-funded congressional challenger

Democrat Kay Barnes ranks as the second-best funded challenger to a congressional incumbent anywhere in the country, Congressional Politics reports.

Barnes, who's going after Republican Sam Graves in Missouri's 6th District, had $954,000 on hand at the end of March. That total put her just behind Jim Himes, a ecticut Democrat, who had $1.1 million in the bank in a bid to knock out veteran GOP incumbent Christopher Shays.

Himes ranked first nationally among best-funded challengers.

In fact, Democrats comprise nine of the 10 most cash-rich challengers to incumbents of the opposite party, according to CQ Politics.

BTW, Graves had $1.1 million ready to spend, based on the first-quarter report.

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