Drowning in campaign cash

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Across the country U.S. Senate races have been the top story in this election cycle, but almost $90 million more has been spent on races for governor.

According to a Wesleyan Media Project report, $426 million has been spent on 36 gubernatorial races around the country this year as of Oct 9. Only $337 million has been spent on U.S. Senate races. Meanwhile, U.S. House races trail at only $154 million

All that money has paid for 1.8 million political ads since the beginning of last year, which means TV ad buying is set to exceed $1 billion in this election.

Much of that money is coming from outside groups and PACs. Connecticut is no exception, with $11.3 million in outside money spent on the governor’s race as of Wednesday.

See the complete story at CT News Junkie.



One response to “Drowning in campaign cash”

  1. Oldtimer

    There is something radically wrong when public office can be purchased. Campaign funding law needs to be reformed.

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