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Will these self-financed House and Senate challengers crash the party?
AMOUNT SELF-FINANCED / % OF TOTAL FUNDRAISING
Linda McMahon (R)
Former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO, grappling for Connecticut's open seat
Forbes 400 member, one of two Dems in the race for Florida
Sen. Mel Martinez's old seat
Carly Fiorina (R)
Former HP CEO taking on Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.)
Head of Carlisle Capital, up against "mama grizzly"
Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire GOP primary
GOPer hoping to challenge
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)
AMOUNT SELF-FINANCED / % OF TOTAL RAISED
Tom Ganley (R)
CEO of Ohio's largest chain of car dealerships, running against Rep. Betty Sutton (D)
Owner of Flinn Broadcasting, Tennesee Republican
Randy Altschuler (R)
Electronics recycler hopes to challenge New York Rep. Timothy Bishop (D)
Wink Hartman (R)
Owner of Hartman Oil, running in Kansas' open 4th district
Doctor and 1 of 11 Dems competing for Florida's 17th