Total cost of 2016 election could reach $6.6 billion, CRP predicts

Is 2016 the Year of the Billionaire when it comes to financing the election? There are plenty in the mix. And they’ve helped fuel what is turning out to be the most expensive election ever.

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In two of the hottest Senate races, outside money edge goes to challengers

By Soo Rin Kim October 27, 2016

It’s an open secret in the political world that most congressional contests are not contests at all; incumbents tend to raise more money than challengers, and better-funded campaigns almost always win. In some of the most expensive Senate races this cycle, however, challengers are attracting more money from outside spending groups than incumbents, and it may…

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Total cost of 2016 election could reach $6.6 billion, CRP predicts

By Communications October 25, 2016

Is 2016 the Year of the Billionaire when it comes to financing the election? There are plenty in the mix. And they’ve helped fuel what is turning out to be the most expensive election ever. The Center for Responsive Politics projects that candidates, parties and outside groups could spend nearly $6.6 billion by the time it’s…

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Outpolled, outraised and outspent: Clinton leads Trump in September and overall, but numbers not as high as Obama’s

By Jack Noland October 21, 2016

September’s fundraising and spending by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump outpaced the numbers the candidates posted in any month so far. No surprise there. But the candidates’ activity was still pretty punk compared to the previous two presidential races. Clinton compounded her well-documented fundraising dominance as the race turned down the home stretch. In September,…

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