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Friday, March 20

Congressional campaign finance

For a 45-day election, the race for the 20th CD is certainly costing a lot. Check out my story in tomorrow's paper for the full details, but thus far, the political costs of this race are exceeding $2 million, including about $1.3 spent so far by the candidates.

The rest of the funds being spent by national political organizations in DC.

Voters will remember the last time the 20th CD was up for election -- last November -- as the costliest congressional race in the nation, with candidates spending more than $10 million between them.

On election night, shortly after receiving a concession call from Treadwell, Gillibrand said she regretted the cost needed to get the message out to voters.

The question this time around might very well be, which candidate will spend enough?


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Could you post some links to any websites that have posted the various campaign expenses and links to who is giving to what candiate ?


March 21, 2009 at 4:21 PM 
Blogger Andrew J. Bernstein said...

Nosy: All you seek can be found here:

March 23, 2009 at 9:06 AM 

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