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New England News
Thu November 1, 2012
Mass. Senate Candidates Spend $68 Million
The race for US Senate in Massachusetts has shattered previous political spending records in Massachusetts. WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports
The campaigns of Republican Senator Scott Brown and Democratic Challenger Elizabeth Warren have been spending at a furious rate. A combined total of $68 million as of Oct 17th. Political consultant Tony Cignoli of Springfield notes that final campaign finance reports are due until well after the election.
Warren, a first time candidate for elected office has raised more money than any other challenger for a Congressional seat in the country, collecting more than $38 million dollars.. Brown raised about $10 million less, but had $13 million left from the 2010 special election.