As we well know, money is power when it comes to politics and winning campaigns. Hence the reason we see the spending cap being pushed higher and higher with each passing election. This year has fallen directly in line with that trend, as the Center for Responsive Politics is predicting total election spending to reach $5.8 billion.
Although the majority of this money will obviously be spent on the presidential race, a large portion of this year’s monumental spending has come out of the Congressional races. House and Senate spending is estimated to reach around $1.82 billion, with $1.1 billion of that being spent on House races alone.
Among the most expensive Congressional races in the country are those for Florida’s 18th District between Allen West and Patrick Murphy, as well as the Florida Senate race between Bill Nelson and Connie Mack. Continue reading