Sunday, February 2, 2014 – 01:45 p.m.

The contest in the 41st Congressional District isn’t as dire for Congressman Mark Takano (D-Riverside) as people are saying.

The issue here is the challenger, Riverside City Councilman Steve Adams (R-Riverside), has pretty much no financing of any kind.

With some money, Adams could have a chance. But, at this juncture, it’s not happening.

Here’s the latest figure’s as of December 31, 2013:

Candidate                Cash In        Cash on Hand
Mark Takano (D)         $ 698,477        $ 432,964
Steve Adams (R)         $  88,669        $  38,507
[Source: Federal Election Commission]