Dem Challengers In Strongest Financial Position Since '94...

Democratic congressional challengers are in their strongest financial position at any time since the party lost control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994, federal records show.

Democrats challenging Republican House incumbents in 41 congressional districts each raised at least $100,000 in 2005, according to new Federal Election Commission figures. And the Democratic fund-raising arm for congressional races had $16 million in the bank at the start of the year, compared with just $8.5 million at the beginning of 2004, FEC records show.

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