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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.

 

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  1. Oldtimer

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

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