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Total Cost of 2016 US Election May Reach $6.6b

Presidential candidates spent over $1.13 billion, compared to $913 million at this point in 2012. House candidates spent $71 million less this year, and Senate candidates spent $137 million more than this point in 2012, although that number may increase when more Senate filings are processed by the FEC.

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NYC is King of Presidential Contributions

New Yorkers poured more cash into presidential politics last year than residents of any other American metro area. With nearly $66 million donated to Republican and Democratic candidates’ campaigns and the outside groups like super PACs backing them, the city was the candidates’ top source of both direct campaign contributions and super PAC funds.

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Five-fold Upsurge in Super PACs, Dark Money Groups’ Spending

Spending by political organizations working to influence the 2016 elections outside the party or official campaign structure registers a five-fold increase by this date in the last presidential cycle.

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2014’s Midterm Was Most Expensive, With Fewer Donors

A key theme of 2014 election spending was the shift away from an ever-broadening base of financial support toward reliance on fewer donors who gave more.

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Midterm Elections: Overall Spending Inches Up in 2014

The 2014 election cycle will cost at least $3.67 billion, or slightly more than the 2010 election, which cost $3.63 billion

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Most US Lawmakers are Millionaires

For the first time in history, most members of U.S. Congress are millionaires, according to a new analysis of personal financial disclosure data by the Center for Responsive Politics.   Of 534 current members of Congress, at least 268 had an average net worth of $1 million or more in 2012, according to disclosures filed last year by all members of Congress …

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