AP: Political money in state-level campaigns exceeds $2B

Published 8:12 am Friday, November 2, 2018

The story of money in politics doesn’t stop with spending on races for Congress.

Candidates for governor, legislature and other state offices this year have brought in $2.2 billion in campaign contributions — nearly matching the combined total of $2.4 billion for candidates for the U.S. House and Senate.

That makes this year among the most expensive ever in state-level politics, and the total will only grow in the final stretch.

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