WASHINGTON -- In the race to succeed Sen. Howard Metzenbaum, Ohio's lieutenant governor, Mike DeWine, picked up a $10,000 check from the American Bankers Association -- mainly because of the man he's running against.

"He has a good record in Ohio, and bankers are supportive of him," said Edward L. Yingling, executive director of government relations for the ABA. "But there's a real concern that his opponent, Joel Hyatt, will be like Sen. Metzenbaum ."

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