2014 Midterm Election Was The Most Expensive One Yet

February 18, 2015 7:46 PM

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Republican supporters cheer in Colorado Springs, Colo., as a television broadcast declares the Republicans had taken control of the Senate. Republican candidates, party committees and outside groups spent about $44 million more than Democrats, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

The 2014 congressional midterm elections cost $3.77 billion, the center says, making them (no surprise here) the most expensive midterms yet. CRP also reports that those dollars appeared to come from a smaller cadre of donors — 773,582, the center says. That's about 5 percent fewer than in the 2010 ...

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