The person who raises the most money does not always win political races.
That being said, auctioneer Billy Long has to like his chances in the Seventh District Congressional race. As reported earlier, Long raised $126,816 during the final three months of 2009, and has $478,641 in the bank.
Nodler's fourth quarter fundraising trailed Long's by a considerable amount. Federal Election Commission dcouments show the Joplin Republican received $74,988.46, trailing Long by nearly $52,000 and has $179,774.24, almost $300,000 behind Long.
Information on the other GOP candidates, including Sen. Jack Goodman, R-Mount Vernon, and Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Darrell Moore, was not available at the FEC site.