An aide to DiMasi declined comment.
The top fund-raiser in the House during 2004 continued to be the man DiMasi replaced, former Speaker Thomas Finneran, D-Boston.
Finneran,who accepted a job as president of the Massachusetts BiotechnologyCouncil, ended the year with $444,699 in his account.
Despiteresigning as speaker and announcing his decision to quit the House,Finneran managed to spend more than $50,000 in the final 2 1/2 monthsof the year, including $6,600 on Christmas cards, and three car leasepayments of $629 each.
In the Massachusetts Senate, the topfund-raiser was Sen. Mark Montigny, D-New Bedford, with $944,587.Montigny has topped the list of fund-raisers in the Senate for severalyears. He was followed by Senate President Robert Travaglini, D-Boston,with $230,635.
Among statewide officials, Democratic AttorneyGeneral Thomas Reilly, who is contemplating a challenge to RepublicanGov. Mitt Romney next year, ended the year with $2,218,285 cash on handfollowed by Democratic state Sec. William Galvin, who is also weighinga run for governor, with $1,509,025.
Romney finished third with$1,263,363, followed by Democratic state Treasurer Timothy Cahill($1,030,038), Republican Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey ($562,728), andDemocratic state Auditor Joseph DeNucci ($344,842).