One of the first things new candidates do is start a PAC. Because without a lot of money there is no way they are getting to Washington. Since the recent midterm elections, 4 candidates have started new Presidential PACs. None of them have yet to report in contributions, but there is plenty of time to ask for money.
In key smaller state elections, Democrats paid approx. 30% more for each vote they received. However, it is clear that both parties paid way too much for each vote. We all know that a lot of money was thrown around this election. However, when you break it down by the number of votes received you see how much the super-rich in other states are meddling in smaller states elections.
Maxine is one of the biggest polarizing politicians out there. If you are on the right, you definitely cannot stand listening to her yell “Impeach 45”. If you are on the left, you probably enjoy her as she irritates the right so much. However, if you are living in her District then you love her. Maxine won by more than 50% and spent next to nothing doing it.
Over the last 2 years, campaigns have spent more than $2 billion dollars and what do we have to show for it. The Democrats won back the House and the Republicans strengthened their position in the Senate. This basically ensures that nothing will be accomplished in the next 2 years, except for a lot of grandstanding and of course more fund raising.
In the last couple of weeks, campaigns have spent $475 million in a last ditch effort to win your vote. However they are not trying to convince you why their candidate is the best, they are trying to tear down the opponent. Out of the $475 million spent, 75% was used to attack opponents. In other words, campaigns have spent 3 times more money attacking the other side. Our candidate is not really that good, but theirs is so much worse.