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Here's a look at incumbents' financial advantage in Charlotte-area Congressional races:

District 8

Rep. Robin Hayes (Republican), raised $1,318,243

Larry Kissell (Democrat), $391,881

Michael Zaccaro (D), $1,760

John Autry (D), no report

District 9

Rep. Sue Myrick (R), $521,806

Harry A. Taylor (D), $60,720

Ross Vincent Overby (D), $9,900

Bill Glass (D) $816

District 12

Rep. Mel Watt (D), $333,620


Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R), $11,193,018

Kay R. Hagan (D), $1,125,390

Jim Neal (D), $429,410

Duskin C. Lassiter (D), $1,270

John Ross Hendrix (D), no report

William Hobert Blakley (R), no report

Source: Federal Election Commission data for 2007-2008 House election cycle, as available Feb. 8 on

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