The giant, automatic Republican fundraising machine is out of sync and GOP candidates are wondering where the money went.

With fatcat contributors holding back, more and more Republicans find themselves strapped for cash.

Just another advantage for the Democrats in the upcoming election.

Many GOP Donors Yet to Open WalletsMore than a third of the top fundraisers who helped elect George W. Bush president remain on the sidelines in 2008, contributing to a gaping financial disparity between the GOP candidates and their Democratic counterparts. [Washington Post Political News]