As the midterm elections near, candidates are sitting on mountains of cash

Kimberly Adams Oct 29, 2018
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Left: Sen. Bill Nelson, right: Florida Governor Rick Scott. Nelson and Scott are running for a Florida Senate seat. This race has already broken records as the most expensive Senate contest in American history.  Joe Raedle/Getty Images and MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

As the midterm elections near, candidates are sitting on mountains of cash

Kimberly Adams Oct 29, 2018
Left: Sen. Bill Nelson, right: Florida Governor Rick Scott. Nelson and Scott are running for a Florida Senate seat. This race has already broken records as the most expensive Senate contest in American history.  Joe Raedle/Getty Images and MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
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The average challenger in a House race in the 2014 midterms had about $60,000 of “cash on hand,” as it’s called. The average Senate challenger had about $750,000, according to the Center for Responsive Politics in Washington. Wait until you see what candidates have in their coffers for this election. 

 

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