Leftover campaign cash can signal future plans

Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) historically has ended elections with high cash on hand numbers. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP images)

Now that Election Day has come and gone, another set of figures can provide clues to lawmakers’ future plans: how much campaign cash they’ve stockpiled.

Source: Leftover campaign cash can signal future plans

The money candidates raise and spend a campaign are pretty good predictors of the outcome. In 2016, for instance, the candidate who spent more won in 94% of Senate contests and 96% of House races.

Now that Election Day has come and gone, another set of figures can provide clues to lawmakers’ future plans: how much cash they’ve stockpiled … read more

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