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