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Keating, Perry Hold Cash Lead In Key Mass. Race

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One week before the primaries for Massachusetts' only open U.S. House seat, Democrat William Keating and Republican Jeffrey Perry are outpacing their rivals in campaign fundraising.

Elsewhere around the state, the latest reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show Democratic incumbents with far more cash available than their potential Republican rivals heading into November.

Keating, the Norfolk District Attorney, reported raising $655,500 through Aug. 25 and his campaign had $363,518 in its account. His Democratic rival in the 10th District, Robert O'Leary, had raised $256,428 but had only $41,090 on hand.

Perry, a state representative from Sandwich, had raised $517,118 to $402,121 for his nearest GOP rival, former state Treasurer Joseph Malone. But Perry had more than twice as much cash on hand as Malone.

This program aired on September 7, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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