Republican Rep. E. Clay Shaw is a 13-term incumbent, but despite his advantages, the election this year could boil down to cold, hard cash. Both national parties are heavily invested, with Republicans sending Vice President Dick Cheney, a close friend of Shaw's from their days in the House together, as well as President Bush, to conduct fundraisers. The president alone raised $800,000 for Shaw in a single day. Challenger Ron Klein, a lawyer and the former minority leader in the state Senate, is mounting a fierce challenge, hoping to exploit low Republican approval ratings by attacking Shaw's close ties to the White House. At last reporting, Klein had raised close to $2 million, with $1.5 million still in the bank. Shaw has over $2 million in the bank, not including the windfall from Bush. Klein has attempted to nationalize the election by attacking Shaw for supporting personal Social Security accounts and for supporting the Medicare prescription drug program. Shaw counterpunches with accusations that Klein, a corporate lawyer and pro-business moderate, is nothing more than a dressed-up lobbyist and industry insider.