Gop Frosh: Money Magnets

House incumbents are most vulnerable to defeat after their first term. But this year's class of 73 Republican freshmen is hauling in record mountains of cash to defend its seats. A new Federal Election Commission report shows that 15 of the top 50 House fund-raisers during the first half of 1995 were GOP freshmen. The frosh raised an average of $123,000, vs. $73,000 for freshmen Democrats--a bad omen for Democratic hopes of recapturing Congress in '96.

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