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The Price of Political Power

price-of-political-powerPolitics isn’t cheap. Winning a House seat cost candidates an average of $1.5 million in campaign spending in 2014. That is up 171% since 1994.

Winning a Senate seat in 2014 cost an average of $9.7 million, which is up 115% from what it was in 1994.

OK, so it cost them a lot to get there. But what will it cost taxpayers once they are there?