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Freshmen Mo. lawmakers continue fundraising

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Republican Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler. (Vicky Hartzler for Congress)

Missouri's newest members of the U.S. House have continued raising money.

Federal campaign finance reports show Republican Billy Long of Springfield raised roughly $15,000 from Nov. 23 to Dec. 31, 2010. Long reported starting 2011 with $29,000 in his campaign bank account.

Republican Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler raised about $52,000 over the same period but also reported that her campaign owed about $160,000. Hartzler had $22,000 in available cash at the start of this year.

Long was elected in November to the 7th Congressional District seat long held by Roy Blunt, who was elected to the U.S. Senate.

Hartzler defeated longtime Democratic Rep. Ike Skelton in the 4th Congressional District, which covers much of west-central Missouri.

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