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At $4 Billion, 2014 Is Most Expensive Midterm Ever

Posted on AllSides October 23rd, 2014
From The Center

Nearly $4 billion will have been spent on this year’s midterm election, including $2.7 billion spent by candidates and parties and almost $900 million spent by outside groups, according to a projection by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.

That’s a stunning figure, making this election by far the most expensive midterm in history—outpacing 2010 by almost $400 million and 2006 by nearly $1.2 billion. It would also outrank the amount of money spent on congressional races in 2012, by about $330 million.

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