Friday, November 9, 2012

How Much Did Super PAC-Fueled Candidates Spend Per Vote?

Posted By on Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 9:47 AM

ProPublica published a revealing analysis this morning, which indicates that the political candidates with the most super PAC funding didn't always win on Tuesday.

ProPublica's numbers were estimates, as some vote totals still aren't final, and some super PACs still have to file more reports with the Federal Election Commission.

Among this morning's findings:

The campaign of President Barack Obama spent approximately $1.83 of super PAC money per vote, $1.43 of it attacking Mitt Romney. Among Obama's super PAC supporters, the Service Employes International Union spent 12 cents per vote and Priorities USA Action spent $1.05 per vote.

The campaign of Mitt Romney spent $6.35 of super PAC money per vote, $5.60 of it attacking Barack Obama. Among Romney's supporters, Restore Our Future spent $1.74 per vote and American Crossroads spent $1.47 per vote.

ProPublica took additional note of the race for the U.S. Senate in Virginia, where Democrat victor Tim Kaine spent a whopping $10.96 of super PAC money per vote, while Republican loser George Allen spent $9.85 per vote.

In the Wisconsin race for U.S. Senate, Democrat winner Tammy Baldwin spent an incredible $13.06 of super PAC money per vote, while Republican loser Tommy Thompson spent $8.40 of super PAC money per vote.

But the real stunner was for the U.S. Senate race in Nevada, where Republican victor Dean Heller's campaign spent $18.32 of super PAC money per vote, while Democrat loser Shelley Berkley's campaign spent $32.91 of super PAC money per vote.

Tags: , ,

Pin It
Favorite

Comments


Comments are closed.

Join the conversation at facebook.com/boiseweekly
or send letters to editor@boiseweekly.com.

Top Commenters

© 2016 Boise Weekly

Website powered by Foundation