Election analysis

Super PACs and dark money groups combined to outspend candidates in a record number of races in 2018

As Democrats and Republicans battled for dominance in both the House of Representatives and the Senate in 2018, super PACs and dark money groups collectively outspent the candidates’ own campaigns in a record-breaking 16 races, according to data provided to Issue One by the Center for Responsive Politics. Control of the House and Senate for the next two years was

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10 numbers to know about the money in the #PA18 special election

Significant amounts of campaign cash are flowing into southwestern Pennsylvania ahead of Tuesday’s special election in what has become a hotly contested race in the state’s 18th Congressional District. The race pits Democrat Conor Lamb against Republican Rick Saccone — although outside groups have been doing most of the spending in the district that President Donald Trump carried by 20

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