Reid, Angle raising money at close pace in Nevada

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Sharron Angle are raising money at a nearly equal clip in Nevada’s Senate race, but the senator holds a big edge in the bank.

Reid raised $2.4 million toward his re-election between April and June, while tea party favorite Angle was close behind with $2.3 million.

Angle’s campaign has seen a surge in financial support since emerging about broke from the June primary.

Records released Thursday show Reid is spending nearly $1 million a month — that’s more than he’s taking in. But he has a balance of about $9 million in the bank. Angle has about $1.8 million on hand.

Reid will need to raise an average of more than $44,000 a day to reach his goal of $25 million.