Cunningham Leads Democratic Senate Cash Race In N.C.

Cal Cunningham's campaign is enjoying a money advantage over two other leading candidates entering the home stretch for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in North Carolina.

The Lexington attorney's campaign said Wednesday it had $478,000 on hand as of March 31 and raised almost $345,000 in the first quarter. Cunningham is running ads on television.

Federal election reports show Secretary of State Elaine Marshall with $181,000 on hand while raising $162,500 during the first quarter. Chapel Hill attorney Ken Lewis had more than $94,000 in cash after raising $108,500. Three other Democratic candidates also are running in the May 4 primary.

Republican incumbent Richard Burr had $5.3 million to spend for his re-election bid at the end of March.

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