Indiana congressional incumbents outraise challengers

Indiana's congressional incumbents are heading into next month's primary election with big financial advantages over
their challengers.

The Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne reports that the seven incumbents running for re-election for the U.S. House have
raised more money than any of their opponents, including members of the other party.

Republican Rep. Dan Burton, who's seeking his 15th term in central Indiana's heavily Republican 5th District, raised
$754,000 through March 31 in that heavily contested race.

Burton's six Republican opponents raised $1.2 million, but none raised as much as Burton.

Political experts say the incumbents' financial edge gives them built-in advantages in their bids to hold onto their
seats in Congress.

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