March 26, 2017

Mid-Term Elections Finance Statistics

With the 2010 Elections 58 days away, Republican candidates in both the House and Senate currently lead Democratic candidates in the total amount of money raised. Also, Republican candidates have received a smaller percentage of funds from Political Action Committees than Democratic candidates in both the House and Senate. Moreover, as the chart below shows in a comparison to the past two mid-term elections, the percentage that Republican candidates in both the House and Senate have received from PACs has dropped to its lowest points, whereas the percentage that Democratic candidates have received from PACs is at its highest points, according to data from Open Secrets and the Federal Election Commission.

Political Action Committees are organizations dedicated to raising and spending money to either elect or defeat political candidates. PACs are typically directly linked to corporations or unions.

Democrats have received more money from PACs, but less money overall in both the House and Senate.

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