In 2016, outside groups, not candidates, spent the most in 27 races

Super PACs and other groups spent record amounts in 2016 — more than the candidates themselves in over two dozen races.

Source: In 2016, outside groups, not candidates, spent the most in 27 races

Outside groups spent more than candidates in 27 races, often by huge amounts

On her way to winning a Nevada Senate seat in 2016, Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto spent almost $19 million; her Republican opponent, then-Rep. Joe Heck, paid out nearly $12 million.

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by Niv Sultan

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