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Second quarter fundraising disclosures for the three leading candidates from each party show the Republicans will behind the Democrats in total donation dollars.

McCain, a distant third on the Republican side, is planning to scale back his campaign to a few early states due to poor fundraising.

A New York Times article covers the fundraising in detail. The key figures show the Democrats leading the Republicans $68 million to $48 million in the second quarter.

Both parties saw a decrease in fundraising since the first quarter, but the Democrats are ahead for the year: $144 million to $101 million.

It is believed that the reasons for the Republicans lagging behind in fundraising has to do with a few key factors: the president is at historically low approval ratings; the war, which may of them support is unpopular; and, no front runner has emerged.

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