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2012 spending record: $10.3 million for Senate seat, $1.6 million for a House seat

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Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets,Campaign 2012,Campaign Finance
Spending on House and Senate campaigns in 2012 broke all past records, making it the most expensive congressional election in history, according to an exhaustive new review by the Brookings Institution. The new analysis found that House candidates combined spent $923 million and Senate candidates $587 million. The average price for a House seat was $1,596,953 and for the Senate $10,351,566,...