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Kerry Tries to Close Bush's Money Lead

Analysis of the war chests accumulated by President George Bush and likely Democratic challenger Sen. John Kerry shows that Kerry trails Bush by a wide margin, with an estimated $40 million to Bush's $150 million. Kerry is expected to narrow the gap as he gains funds from donors who supported his rivals. Hear NPR's Melissa Block and Steve Weisman of the Campaign Finance Institute.

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As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.