LaTourette Struggles in Fundraising
Ohio Republican Congressman Steve LaTourette is struggling in fundraising for what may become a hotly contested race in 2008. Democrats surely will want to put up a strong challenge this year amid reports that LaTourette had an extra-marital affair with his former chief of staff who was lobbying him. For more on that, read Cliff's story in the Salon. But for those interested in the money totals, LaTourette raised $79,700 and spent $47,080 this cycle, leaving his campaign with only $172,460 in the bank. A pretty pathetic total given he did not face a close election last cycle.