The price of winning just got higher, especially in the Senate | from OpenSecrets Blog

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) paid a high price to keep his seat: $27.8 million. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

This election cycle, an average winning Senate candidate had spent $10.4 million through Oct. 19 (reflecting the latest reports filed with the Federal Election Commission). That’s a $1.8 million increase over the same period in the 2014 cycle. By the end of last cycle, the number rose to $10.6 million, and a similar uptick is expected this time once post-election and year-end reports are filed.
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