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By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 30, 2008

Richard Iannella and Daniel Conley have more than a half-million each, while Michael Flaherty had $428,000 at the end of the year, despite having just run a successful city-wide re-election campaign.

Everyone is watching everyone else’s numbers to see who looks like they’re raising for a run at someone else’s office. If there’s one thing pols in this state know how to do, it’s follow the money.

Cash on hand leaders, end of 2007

1) Timothy CahillState Treasurer$2,432,274
2) William GalvinState Secretary $1,997,486
3) Mark MontignyState Senator$1,158,288
4) Thomas MeninoBoston Mayor$973,502
5) John O’Brien Essex Register of Deeds$662,795
6) William KeatingNorfolk District Attorney$657,521
7) Richard IannellaSuffolk Register of Probate$606,947
8) Jarrett BarriosFormer State Senator$542,044
9) Daniel ConleySuffolk District Attorney$533,353
10) Guy GlodisWorcester County Sheriff$521,526

Top fundraisers, 2007

1) Thomas Menino Boston Mayor $1,171,133
2) Deval Patrick Governor $896,998
3) Timothy Murray State Senator $625,567
4) Jarrett Barrios Former State Senator $541,749
5) Timothy Cahill State Treasurer $514,583
6) John Connolly Boston City Council $453,026
7) Salvatore DiMasi State Representative $414,432
8) Michael Flaherty Boston City Council $410,252
9) Therese Murray State Senator $390,090
10) Martha Coakley Attorney General $262,482

Biggest lobbying groups, 2007 (expenditures and salaries)

2) Massachusetts Teachers Association$948,842
3) Verizon$865,324
4) Commerce Insurance$852,305
5) Massachusetts Nurses Association$693,693
6) Retired State, County, and Municipal Association of Massachusetts$632,823
7) Associated Industries of Massachusetts$488,449
8) Sterling Suffolk Racecourse$460,100
9) Massachusetts Hospital Association$442,538
10) New England Cable & Telecommunication Association$434,314

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