Fund Raising

Strapped for Cash, the D.N.C. Goes for Broke

Democratic congressional candidates were raking in money last year. Not so the Democratic National Committee. The D.N.C.'s year-end finance report at the end of this month will chart about $40 million in donations in 1999--well below the $48 million it rang into its coffers four years earlier. That leaves the party with just $2.5 million in the bank at a crucial time. By late March AL GORE or BILL BRADLEY will emerge victorious but dead broke and dependent on the D.N.C. to carry on the campaign until the August convention, when each party's nominee gets public funding. Meanwhile, likely G.O.P. victor...

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