Most Expensive Congressional Races in 2012

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Senate

1. Virginia:
• Gov. Tim Kain (D) ) vs. former Republican Sen. George Allen (R).
• Amount spent: $79.2 million through election day.
• Winner: Kain.

2. Massachusetts:
• Incumbent  Sen. Scott Brown (R) vs. Democrat Elizabeth Warren (D.)
• Amount spent: $71.5 million through election day.
• Winner:  Warren.

3. Ohio:
• Incumbent Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) vs. Ohio  Treasurer Josh Mandel (R).
• Amount spent: $66.4  million through election day.
Winner: Brown.

4. Wisconsin:
• Former Gov. Tommy Thompson  (R) vs. Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D).
• Amount spent: $59.3 million through election day.
• Winner: Baldwin.

 5. Connecticut:
•  Linda McMahon (R) vs. Rep. Christopher Murphy (D).
• Amount spent: $54.3 million through election day.
• Winner: Murphy.

House of Representatives

1. Florida 18th District:
• Rep. Allen West (R) vs. Patrick Murphy (D).
• Amount spent: $23.6 million through election day.
• Winner: Murphy.

2. Minnesota 6th District:
• Incumbent Rep. Michele Bachmann (R) vs. Jim Graves (D).
• Amount spent: $21 million through election day.
• Winner: Bachmann.

3. Ohio 8th District:
• Speaker of the House, Rep. John Boehner (R) running unopposed.
• Amount spent: $2o million through election day.
• Winner: Boehner.

4. California 52nd District:
• Brian Bilbray (R) vs. Democrat Scott Peters (D).
• Amount spent: $13.75 million through election day.
• Winner: Peters’ leads.

5. California 30th District:
• Democrat Howard Berman (D) vs. Brad Sherman (D).
• Amount spent: $13.7 million through election day.
• Winner: Sherman.

Source:  Market Watch, Wall Street Journal

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