WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican candidates for the Senate in conservative-leaning states generally outraised their Democratic opponents in the latest fundraising quarter ending Sept. 30.
But there are some exceptions.
In Arizona, former surgeon general Richard Carmona raised nearly $500,000 more than Republican Jeff Flake. Self-funding Republican Tom Smith continues to pour millions of his own money into the contest in Pennsylvania, but he also raised more money than the incumbent, Democrat Bob Casey.
Meanwhile in Massachusetts, Democratic Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren's $12 million haul helped keep the contest the most expensive Senate race nationally.
The reports painted a pricey picture in this year's nationwide race for control of the Senate, which hangs on a few tight races including Nevada, North Dakota and Montana.
The Associated Press