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July 17, 2007

Edwards leads Oregon bribery contest

Democrat John Edwards is winning the Labor Union and Trial Lawyer money race in Oregon. The former Senator from North Carolina has raised about $208,000 in the state. He's followed by Democrat Hillary Clinton, with about $125,000, and Democrat Barack Obama, with about $115,000. Clinton, a senator from New York, and Obama, her colleague from Illinois, are the overall money leaders so far. She has raised $63.1 million nationwide, to his $58.9 million.

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is winning the GOP money race in Oregon. According to new totals from the Federal Election Commission, Romney has raised about $326,000 in the state. The Republican is doing well in states like Oregon, with large Mormon populations.