Kennedy, Weld Raise Most Money

Incumbents Sen. Edward M. Kennedy '54-'56 and Gov. William F. Weld '66 raised several times more campaign money than their challengers in the first quarter of 1994, according to financial statements released by the government earlier this week.

Among candidates for U.S. Senate, Kennedy, a Democrat, raised $929,071 between January and March, raising his campaign coffers to $2,793,837. W. Mitt Romney led Republicans seeking to unseat Kennedy with $458,916.

Weld, the Republican seeking his second term as a governor, received $406,710 in March alone, leaving him with a balance of $311,416 after expenditures.

State Sen. Michael J. Barrett '70 (D-Cambridge) had $102,558 in his campaign account as of March 31, nearly $10,000 more than his nearest rival, state Rep. Mark Roosevelt '78 (D- Beacon Hill).

But Roosevelt raised $93,002 in March alone, nearly three times the amount raised by Barrett during the same period.

Former state Sen. George Bachrach (D-Watertown) raised far less money than his rivals, ending the quarter with a balance of $46,870.

Several Harvard professors and officials have contributed to their favorite candidates, according to government records.

Barrett had by far the largest number of Harvard contributors during the first quarter.

Laurence H. Tribe '62, Tyler professor ofconstitutional law, gave $1,000 to Barrett and isa member of Barrett's finance committee.

Owen J. Gingerich, professor of astronomy andhistory of science, and Seamus P. Malin '62,director of Harvard's international office, alsogave money to Barrett.

Winthrop House Senior Tutor Gregory Mobley andHappy Green, director of community relations, alsohelped Barrett's effort.

"[Barrett] went into politics out of a sense of'60s idealism and activism," Mobley said . "Hethinks and reflects about issues and develops hisown position."

Jane H. Corlette, acting vice-president forgovernment, community and public affairs, saidyesterday she has given $1,000 to Kennedy'scampaign so far this year. Corlette said Kennedyfaces an especially tough challenge in thiselection, and she wants to help him stay in office.

"This is the first time I've contributed toKennedy," she said. "I did it because I feel sostrongly about his candidacy, and there are two orthree people who could present a strongchallenge."

Corlette, who is the incoming chair of plannedParenthood in Massachusetts, said she valuesKennedy's pro-choice voting record.

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