August 11, 2013


The First $100 Million Senate Race?

Sen. Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) reelection bid may be the first Senate contest to crest the $100 million mark, the Washington Post reports.

"Races in recent years have come close to breaching the $100 million mark. The Massachusetts Senate race between Scott Brown (R) and Elizabeth Warren (D) carried an $82 million price tag, making it the most expensive contest in Senate history. (The massive spending in that race is all the more remarkable when you consider that neither Brown nor Warren had significant personal money to spend on it.) For more than a decade before the Massachusetts race, the 2000 New York Senate fight between Hillary Clinton (D) and Rick Lazio (R)held the record for spending at $70 million."










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