Democrats outraise GOP incumbents in Iowa races for Congress

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- New data shows Democrats recently outraised Republicans in two closely watched Iowa congressional races, though those GOP incumbents have more available cash to spend.

Fundraising totals released this week for Iowa's 1st Congressional District in northeast Iowa shows Democrat Abby Finkenauer raised more than $605,000 between May 17 and June 30. U.S. GOP Rep. Rod Blum raised about $266,000 during that period.

Blum has more than $1.6 million cash-on-hand compared to Finkenauer's $839,000.

In Iowa's 3rd District in central and southwest Iowa, Democrat Cindy Axne raised more than $528,000 for the same period. U.S. Republican Rep. David Young collected $489,000, but he had $1.4 million cash-on-hand compared to Axne's $465,000.

The general election will be Nov. 6.

U.S. Republican Rep. Steve King and U.S. Democratic Rep. David Loebsack are also seeking re-election and face challengers.